What is a Domain Investor?


A Domain Investor, also known as a Domainer, is a person who earns money by investing in domain names. It is a profession that is similar to Real Estate Investor. Domainers search for domain names to buy with the objective of flipping or monetizing them so that they trigger cash flow. The money is generated through affiliate sales, advertising, and ecommerce. The job can be lucrative if done properly. A domain that has inherent value will always be in demand. Start small though because if you own about 1,000 domains, you’ll end up having to pay about $10,000 a year in registration fees. If you own just 10 domain names you will only have to pay around 100 bucks per year in order to keep them. Some helpful tips for a Domain Investor are below.

Optimal Monetization- The strategy of acquiring a domain name to monetize it should be used when you are sure it is worth more to you than it is to the current owner. Optimal Monetization is the most effective if you are familiar with the domain niche.

Quick Flip- This process is similar to a real estate flip. It is a good method if you have web development skills or you can hire a professional to Web Developer. Know you niche market well and make sure you have end user contacts who can sell the domain name website.

Domain Registration- Choose companies which have proven themselves and be aware that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. A good option is the domain name registration company Godaddy.com. You may have to pay a little more money, but your valuable domains will be in good hands.

Once you decide to become a Domain Investor you should develop some websites and offer some services online at the beginning. Do not quit your day job when you’re just starting out because you will not earn big bucks immediately. The process takes time. A person who has the responsibility of paying off a mortgage and things like that is not a strong position to negotiate with sellers and advertisers.

3 Responses to What is a Domain Investor?

  1. biggie says:

    Hi Donna

    congrats on starting your own blog!

    now, let's get busy…

    i disagree with this opening line:

    "A Domain Investor, also known as a Domainer,"


    cuz, every domainer is not an investor, nor is every domainer a professional, nor have all domainers reached the level where they do it as a profession.


    yeah, i went there

    now, gimme some feedback


    again, Congrats!


  2. Donna Mahony says:

    Biggie, I guess I have just been around so long that a forget "domainer" has so many subcategories now and one of these things is not like the other (necessarily)

  3. thats so true that domain investment and domaining is very different.

    Anybody who has money can do Domaining, but domain investors dont only invest on domain names they invest wisely.

    they research the domain industry and invest when the market is low and sell when its up thats just one trick the main them is to invest based on statistics,

    a domain research website is :


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