If you are interested in finding a good domain name, whether purchasing existing premium domain names or registering an unclaimed new name you are in the right place! Chose Premium Names to purchase existing or New Names for exploring unregistered names.
Ever searched for a domain name only to find that it’s already taken? Or perhaps you found an available domain but its listed price is a lot higher than nearly all the other ones you’ve seen? Then you’ve already come across the world of premium domain names.
Premium domains are exactly what they sound like. They are domains that are more expensive initially than a new, currently unregistered domain name. The higher price, typically anywhere from tens of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars will apply only to the initial acquisition of the domain, and then it will renew at the regular renewal price for whichever domain extension it uses. To become premium and available, the owner will typically use a marketplace service like the multiple venues we represent in our premium names search page.
In terms of the fundamental technical purpose of routing internet users to a specific website, there is no difference between a premium name and a new unregistered name. However, there can be many reasons why a domain will be considered premium, typically it is highly correlated to the same aspects that make domain names valuable in general such as length, memorability, popular, correctly spelled words and many others that can be found in an on-site article we published regarding domain name valuation. For example, cheapwebsite.com would be more valuable than bargainbasementweb.biz.
It has become particularly difficult to find really good *.com domains names that are not yet registered because that TLD is still by far the most desirable. For that reason, the vast majority of premium domains are associated with the *.com TLD. A fairly sophisticated cottage industry has developed to snatch up expiring domains just before they would become unregistered using techniques such as backorders and expiring domain auctions.