Believe it or not, everyone has been a newbie at one point or another – the trick to not letting people know that you are a newbie is to do your homework, research topics correctly, and asking the right questions. If you ask a generic question that has been asked 100 times before – you will get bashed – and everyone will know you are a newbie – which is NOT what you want… So how do you ask a question and get it answered properly? You will soon find out
I just recently started buying/selling domains and I wanted to provide others a well written and resource filled walkthrough that will help any newbie/beginning domainer. This is more than likely going to be a multi-part post written over time, so I suggest you bookmark my page or subscribe to my RSS FEED which is also on the right hand side of this page.
Do your HOMEWORK
When starting something from scratch, it is extremely important to do your homework and find reputable resources that will give concise, correct answers. I am going to list just many forums, websites, and blogs that I use daily. Please note that there are millions of domains pages online, however I am going to list the ones I feel have helped me the most (and still teach me new things everyday)
Forums are a crucial building block when learning something new. I think it is important to register and become a regular on 2 or 3 different forums. If you join every single forum you will NOT learn as much and chances are you will not learn the basic building blocks. I regularly post on 2 forums – which have helped me gain insight into the domaining world.
Personally, my 2 favorite forums are:
- NamePros – Everything Domin Name related. Tons of different sections and plenty of people to help answer your domain related questions.
- Digital Point – This is a HUGE forum that has everything from Link building strategies to finding people to guest comment on your blog.
If you are going to join a forum – READ the rules. Also, make sure to use the SEARCH button – it is your friend and is there for a reason. Don’t ask questions that have been asked before. If you are a newbie – don’t let the world know you are one. There is a newbie “right” and “wrong” way to answer a question. For example, Don’t create a post asking
- “What is a domain”
People will not only bash you but they will NOT answer your question. Instead, do your homework and if you still have a question then CHANGE IT UP – Ask
- “Where is the best place to register a domain”
Right away people will view and respect your post and will answer you.
One downside of reading posts on forums is that you never know how valid the post is. Make sure to look at the number of posts that the person has. If the person has hundreds or thousands of posts – I’d say he/she knows what they are talking about and is valid.
Here is a list of domain related websites that provide the latest domain news. These are the ones that I check daily, if not hourly!
- Domain Name News
- Domaining – This site basically contains a feed of other webistes/blogs and is placed in one main hub
Domain blogs are an extremely important way to get information and build relationships as well as backlinks back to your blog. I am going to list my favorite blogs, in order that I read them, and strongly urge you to check them out and comment on relevant articles.
So, there you go! This is just about every method I use to resarch domains and get all the latest news – of course, I am also trying to provide any new .CO related domain news as I find it out. Feel free to add any additional methods or tools you use when it comes to domains.
Keep an eye out for PART 2! and I hope this helps any and all future NOOBS!