Ali Zandi took some time to explain his recent strategy for hand registrations. In the very popular available domains thread, Ali lists which names he picked up from Bill Eisenmann’s lists.
Ali went of topic a tad to detail how he picked up 4600 .com names during a Fasthosts promotion for cheap .coms.
I reg’d around 4,600 names ~60 days ago and added them all to Afternic. Made 50% my investment back already.
When asked how long it took to compile his list ? Ali replied:
Haha! Actually spent ~200 hours obtaining/sorting data, creating permutations and scouring deleted names lists and created a list of ~5M domains that are were available (had bulk availability checker developed)… then sorted those by certain metrics, picked the best ones and reg’d as many as possible each day (since FH only allowed 50 reg’s at at time) till the promotion ended. I also reg’d a lot of the daily deleted names along side the list I made.
5 million names is a big list, thanks to Ali for sharing his research methodology.