Summer and vacation are now over which means it’s time to get back to work in developing your business venture. Having a unique and niche-specific domain is a great place to get started. For this month’s Entrepreneur Inspiration, we’ve gathered five more domains and have come up with ideas and suggestions on how they can be used.
The following examples below are just that: examples. They are to start getting your creative juices flowing. All five of these domains are up for grabs to be used in whatever creative way you can think of.
Here are a few examples on how one might consider using the following domain names:
Sports are a major pastime worldwide. Sports fans and collectors can be found in large numbers in every city around the globe. Sports appeal to a large and diverse audience from young to old and include both men and women. The sport fan market is a large one with many business opportunities.
Of the sport fan population, there is a small, yet significant sports collector population. There are a variety of sports people are interested in. Different sports have different seasons meaning that all year round there is at least one sport that is in season. Sport collectors are a unique group, being super dedicated to their beloved sport and/or athlete. They have specific tastes and often have a substantial amount of disposable income to spend on their sport collections.
This domain can be used for either a national or international scale or both. It can support a website that capitalizes on a diverse, large and dedicated population that is not afraid of making a purchase on expensive and rare sports memorabilia. It can be set up as an eBay type site where sport collectors for across the country and across the world can sell and bid on a variety of sports memorabilia. Hosting a site through which sports collectors can make transactions and communicate with each other can be profitable and get quick online exposure. There can also be substantial future advertising opportunities available on the website.
Community adult leagues have become popular in recent years. The unique opportunity to be outdoors, get exercise and meet new people is very appealing. Adult sport leagues are great outlets for newcomers to get connected to others in the community and improve their playing skills. It’s also a great way for people to continue playing the sport they love in a friendly, less competitive environment. This domain can be for a site similar to Meetup, but specifically targeting team sports leagues. There can be a database (the scope can be as small or as large as you want) that lists local team sports leagues by sport, the leader’s contact information and schedules for practices and games.
This domain can be taken in many different directions. As it is in the food category, one possible use of this domain is for a business that sells apple slicers or other devices that make preparing apples easier and faster. It can also work with food storage devices that can be specifically used for better apple storage.
Another possible use for this domain is for a repair shop that specializes in repairing Apple tech devices. The business can, but doesn’t necessarily be a brick-and-mortar business. The site can feature forums, how-to guides and owner manuals for different types and years of Apple products. Visitors can also have chat access to Apple specialists who can provide real-time support and problem solving.
Going off the previous idea, a third possibility is to use the domain for a website for an Apple product parts reseller and distributer. The site can be a one-stop-shop for Apple product owners to buy replacement parts to fix their devices themselves.
This domain has a couple different uses. The first use for this domain can be used for would an arcade outfit. Though it may seem that online gaming is replacing traditional arcade games, adults of all ages and backgrounds enjoy playing traditional video games. Teens and parents of younger kids who visit arcades make up a healthy market.
The second possibility for this domain is a website dedicated to fostering an online gaming community. There can be a forum, game, game consoles and control reviews and even short demos of recently released games.
Kids these days have childhoods that are vastly different from past generations. Youth today have been surrounded by technology their whole lives. Toys nowadays are electronic which have both advantages and drawbacks. The constant exposure to electronics can have negative impacts of children’s critical thinking skills and imagination. Many toy stores sell the same tech kid gadgets, which leaves an underutilized traditional toy market.
While parents want the best, hottest, and coolest toys for their children, there is a subset of parents who can’t afford these toys. Most of these children live outside the U.S. Most children around the world don’t have access to fancy toys, which makes for a large demand of traditional toys.
There is another subset of parents who have the financial means to buy fancy toys for their children, but choose not to. This domain would appeal to these parents, most of whom likely live in the U.S. and other developed countries. Depending on the toy making process, a traditional toy shop can partner with organizations that supply jobs to those in poor countries. Handmade, traditional toys could heighten the appeal among these wealthy parents who want unique toys for their children.
No matter if your company is moderating sports memorabilia transactions, facilitating a social hang out site, or selling traditional toys or Apple product parts and accessories, a premium domain is the first step in attracting the attention of the right customers.