I see a lot of names for sale here on this forum which are down right not even worth their reg fees divided by 100 and I wonder what some of these Registrants are thinking (or not)! Do some of you see folks throwing away their hard earned money on such names....who would even want to buy these names in the first place? Only the domain registrar and the registry are smiling all the way to the bank thanks to such blind (faith) registrations! So some simple "FreeAdvice.com" for those who will consider listening - Choose a premium extension - stick to COM or IN Register "highly brandable names - NOT BRAND NAMES" - unless you can take on the legal challenge Register a name someone will want (target hot sectors) - this does not mean CRYPTO-WHATEVER.XXX will sell Adding a Z at the end or hyphen DOES NOT WORK Reversing a phrase is also a waste - like loanbank versus bankloan Not all LLLs for example are made equal - 95+% of them do not sell over 200 USD Domain Investing is a LONG GAME...In most cases decades have passed and even then several names are still in the Bank (meaning I pay for renewal year after year hoping it ages like wine) It takes a rare miracle or alignment of stars for you to have a name someone covets so bad they will pay a premium for it. 90% luck 10% intellect+work. Now flipping is a whole different sector within the domain industry - that is mostly a zero sum game and I would also not encourage it! Lastly I surely hope some of you on this forum are not putting your Parents hard earned money to work. PS: I squarely blame local domain related conferences which over the last 4-5 years have spread the notion that "you can get rich quick"....with other believers spreading their one off sale stories.and a whole host of youth have been influenced to go reg names.