In domaining, hand registering a domain name means any domain name which is readily available to register and own at any domain registrars for a registration fee or cost. Technically speaking, it’s called hand registering a domain name.
Now, it’s often said, that, if you want to be a successful domainer – you must not hand register a domain name. Instead, you should find valuable names from pending delete list and place a backorder on it or participate directly at domain aftermarket auction houses like Godaddy, Namejet, Dropcatch, etc.
Every day, thousands of domains drop, and renewed too. There are umpteen reasons why a particular domain gets dropped. But, the reality is even valuable domains get dropped and are picked by auction houses which sells them at a greater profit.
Now, in those dropped names – some are registered again when they are completely dropped. Should we call them a hand registered the domain name? In my view, we should not call those domain names as hand registered. Because the investor has:
- Gone through thousands of domains to find value in some.
- Has patiently waited for the time at which the domain becomes available to register again.
- The domain was previously registered and has some history.
So what is called hand registering a domain name? I will say the following:
- A domain which was never ever registered before
- Registration was based on an original idea or thought
- The dot-com extension is readily available
Well, if you meet the above criteria then call your domain a hand registered domain name. And, if it’s not but still you get that at a reg fee then call them as a pick from pending delete list.