Free Domain Names: Give Them to Your Visitors and Reap the Rewards – Part 2

I’m finally back and resuming this series on domain name giveaways. As promised in the first part, today I’m going to offer some suggestions regarding niches to which this tactic would be appropriate.

Audiences interested in domain give aways

If you own a blog, website or forum in any of the niches below, you’re guaranteed to catch your visitors’ attention whenever you offer free domains:

  • General Internet marketing
  • Make money online
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Article marketing
  • Ebook writing and selling
  • Blogging
  • SEO and SEM
  • Web hosting
  • Domains (duh!)
  • Webmaster tips and resources

This should go without saying, but just in case you’re wondering, the reason why domain name giveaways are successful in such niches is the fact that their typical audience already knows the value of a good domain name. So you won’t have to educate anyone. You won’t have to explain why your visitors should care for your offer.

Audiences that may or may not be interested in free domain names

Here are niches whose typical audience isn’t always aware of the importance of domains:

  • Small business
  • Work-at-Home Moms/Dads
  • Anime/Manga

If your site belongs to any of these categories, should you offer free domain names to your visitors? It depends on how educated they are. For instance, some small business owners don’t even realise the importance of a website for their companies. Others are partially or fully engaged in online marketing practices such as SEO and social media. If your typical visitors fall into the latter group, your domain giveaway will likely be successful. So the first step you must take is knowing your audience, really.

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6 Responses to “Free Domain Names: Give Them to Your Visitors and Reap the Rewards – Part 2”

  1. The anime/manga one really appeals to me. It’s so hard for artists to get exposure in such a niche market, and there are loads of really good artists out there. I’d love it if someone provided me with a domain to stage my art.

  2. Interesting idea. I had never thought of giving away free domain names. I can see the value that some people might put on it though. Definitely worth trying.

  3. Gianna says:

    Sounds like a special something you could give away to visitors to your site, free domains and all. Bound to make many people happy.

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  4. Since domain names are so cheap it is easy to give them away for “free”, just as long as you get something good in return (but I guess it isn’t really free anymore now is it?). The problem might arise when it comes time to renew the domain name. Who pays for it then?

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  5. free domains are actually given by most hosting companies if you sign up to them ”

  6. some webhosting companies give free domains upon signing up with one of their plans ,;”

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