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If you want to invest in domain names, you'll need to do your homework. There's a lot to learn. To help you get started, here's a sampling of Web sites that offer services and information.


Registrars

These sites let you register domains.

Dotster: www.dotster.com
Go Daddy: www.godaddy.com
Moniker: www.moniker.com
MyDomain: www.mydomain.com
Network Solutions: www.networksolutions.com
Register.com: www.register.com

                
Aftermarket Sites
These sites list domains for sale.

BuyDomains: www.buydomains.com
Fabulous Domains: www.fabulousdomains.com
Go Daddy's Domain Name Aftermarket: www.tdnam.com
GreatDomains: www.greatdomains.com
Sedo: www.sedo.com

                        
Drop-Catching Services
These sites let you bid for names whose owners have let them expire.

NameJet: www.namejet.com
SnapNames: www.snapnames.com
Pool: www.pool.com

        
Parking Services
These sites offer "domain parking," enabling you to list advertisements on your domains.

DomainSpa: www.domainspa.com
DomainSponsor: www.domainsponsor.com
Dotzup: www.dotzup.com
Go Daddy's CashParking: www.cashparking.com
NameDrive: www.namedrive.com
Parked: www.parked.com
Skenzo: www.skenzo.com
TrafficZ: www.trafficz.com


News Sites and Blogs
These sites provide news and information about the domain market.

Domain Name Journal: www.dnjournal.com
DomainNameNews: www.domainnamenews.com
Domain Name Wire: www.domainnamewire.com
Domainer's Magazine: www.domainersmagazine.com
DomainNews.com: www.domainnews.com
DomainTools Blog: blog.domaintools.com
Modern Domainer: www.moderndomainer.com
Seven Mile (The official Frank Schilling blog): www.sevenmile.com
        

Forums
These sites let domain owners discuss, buy and sell names.

DNForum.com: www.dnforum.com
DomainState: www.domainstate.com
NamePros: www.namepros.com


Research Sites
These sites allow domain owners to research such information as who has  registered a domain, sales prices, and whether a name has been trademarked.

Better Whois: www.betterwhois.com
DomainTools: www.domaintools.com
DNSalePrice.com: www.dnsaleprice.com
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: www.uspto.gov


Dispute Resolution
These sites provide information and services related to domain-name disputes.

Icann Domain Dispute Resolution Policies: www.icann.org/udrp/
National Arbitration Forum: http://domains.adrforum.com/
World Intellectual Property Organization: www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains
 
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