Domain FAQs

(Frequently Asked Questions)


Domains for Sale

Q:  What is my domain worth?

A:  Your domain is ultimately worth what someone is willing to pay for it.   We will not appraise the value for you, so please do not ask.  If you wish to read an article on positive and negative factors for domain name value go here.

Q:  Would The Domain Barn be interested partnering with our company?

A:  We are and will continue to listen to those interested in partnering arrangements.  If you are interested, go ahead and ask; the worst we could say is "no thanks."

Q:  What is a domain?

A: is a valid domain name (11 characters)
      - is not a domain name, it is a uniform resource locator (URL) used by Web browsers to find documents and resources is not a domain name, www is the name of one computer in the domain

Q:  What is a URL?

A:  URL is an acronym for Universal Resource Locator.  A URL identifies a particular HTML file on the computer hosting the domain.  To learn more about this subject go here, but come back!
Q: What is a Top Level Domain Name?
A: Domain names fall into different categories known as top-level domains. Currently, names may be registered in the following top-level domains:
.com - for commercial (for profit) organization.
.net - for network infrastructure machines and organizations.
.org - names are for non-profit organizations.
.edu - is for educational institutions.
.gov - is for US Federal Government agencies.
.mil -  is for Military Use.

Q:  What is a valid domain?

A:  A valid domain can have up to 26 characters in it including the 4 characters .com, .net, or .org.  A domain can only have letters, numbers and dashes (-) in them.   The dashes can not be at the beginning or end of the domain name (it can not be or , numbers and letters can be at the start or end.  In December 1999, they changed it so that domains can be 67 characters including the .com, .net, or .org.

Q:  How long will it take for you to sell my domain?

A:  Some domains will never sell because they are either too highly priced or just plain not quality domains.  A sensible price and a generic ("key word") domain will help us sell your domain fastest.

Q:  Can you give me any advice on the domain name business? 

A:  Our non-legally binding advice is this- Don't register a domain unless you would use it for yourself!  Don't think that you will sell a domain for $50,000 today if you registered it yesterday.  Don't think you will get rich registering .net, .org., .cc, .to, etc. because .com will always be the preferred "com"mercial domain name.  Generic, keyword domains with an expensive evident purpose, i.e.,,,,,, etc. are the best domains to invest in, period.  If you are going to spend money on purchasing a pre-registered domain from someone for the intent of investment, bid on the best names possible, not necessarily the highest priced ones.

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   The domain names listed above are simply examples or illustrative tools and The Domain Barn is in no way connected to them.  By using the domains listed above, The Domain Barn is in no way trying to hurt or help their ultimate perceived value primarily due to the fact that the above is simply an educated opinion.

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