I often get asked where I get my ideas for registering domain names and the truth is from everywhere. If you pay close attention to whats going on around you sooner or later you will have domain name ideas flying at you faster than you can register them. Now lets be very clear here, I am not talking about making up any old name like homulono.in or jubagawa.in or other nonsensical rubbish that I see people registering all the time or worse paying hundreds for from drop lists!! Hello!!. I am talking about names that relate to a product or service that someone at this very moment somewhere in the world (or preferably India) is spending money on. Any time I go shopping or standing looking at magazines in book store or watching TV I find domain name ideas come at me like lightning bolts. ( I always make a note to myself on my mobile phone so I don't forget when I am out so I can check the domain when I get home) they just don't stop. Its infectious!! Magazines are a perfect example. If a magazine exists for a certain subject such as Digital SLR Cameras then it makes perfect sense that there is money to be made especially when you consider what companies / businesses are spending on advertising in those magazines. ( By the way I own digitalslrcamera.in & digitalslrcameras.in so don't waste your time checking that one ) Another obvious one is your local Yellow Pages!! What a great place for domain names. Just look at what these businesses are spending on advertising, its tens of thousands a year for many and some advertise in different ones across the country. I know of many companies I consult to for my Internet Marketing business that are spending AU$100,000 annually on the Yellow Pages. Wow. These are your potential end user domain buyers that if dealt with correctly may one day soon want to buy one of your domains but not if its crap. Here are just some of the domains that I registered in the past few days from following what I have just talked about above. halitosis.in badbreath.in rfidtag.in rfidtags.in rfidreader.in rfidreaders.in rfidprinter.in rfidprinters.in rfidtracking.in rfidsystem.in barcodescanner.in barcodereaders.co.in electricshavers.in Money is being spent on these items every day from people with Bad Breath (or Halitosis as its medical term) looking for a cure to a man that needs a new Electric Shaver or a company that ships them and needs RFID Tags and Tracking in place to manage the products in transit. (If you are not sure what RFID is check this out Radio-frequency identification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ) It is just common sense that does not seem that common at all from some of the domains I see listed here for sale. My advice is don't waste your time or money as you can hand register better names with a bit of effort and research. I would not even pay reg fee for most of them. Yes I can hear the cries from the upset domainers trying to flog their crap onto unsuspecting new domainers in this forum as I type this post, but I don't give a dam as it needs to be pointed out. DON'T BUY OTHER PEOPLES CRAP DOMAINS!!! Look at what is being sold and ask yourself this question! Is this domain of value to an end user or not??? The extension of the domain is important but not critical as you can get a .biz to do well in the search engines just as much as a .co.in or .in but if your market is India then focus on the .co.in or .in as it will stand a better chance of getting type in traffic and is better suited to a local market. So to end my rant I say don't look for short cuts, do your homework and research the opportunities are EVERYWHERE you just have to open your eyes and ears and look at domains through the eyes of a end user. It has worked for me over the years and it can for you as well. Have a great day. Regards Ed Keay-Smith Domains, Domain Name News and Domain Names Information.