Linton Investments wins Bido auction for JuryLaw(dot)com

Today I won my first auction at Bido. So I’ll start this post with a big “Thank You” to the whole Bido team. Bido is a revolutionary auction service that is absolutely changing the domaining world. It does feel nice buying a domain and knowing without a shadow of a doubt that you will not get scammed. Buying domains online can be a daunting process – Bido makes it quick and easy, and since you’re dealing with Bido the whole time – you know it is someone you can trust.

So why did I buy JuryLaw(dot)com? First – I’ll tell you why I did not buy the name. I did not buy this name because the words “jury” and “law” go together logically as “jury law” – these two words may seem to be related but they are actually almost never used together. Looking on Google for “jury law” you can see that this is not a frequently used set of keywords.

So why buy a domain that seems to make no sense? I bought this domain because of the keywords. For those who have been following my company, then you know that we love coming-up with creative ways to monetize domain names. Over the past 6-8 months we have seen outstanding results from strong keyword domains – but here’s what we’ve learned…both keywords don’t have to be strong. We have been able to successfully optimize for just one keyword and learned that having that keyword in the domain itself is one of the keys to getting good search engine placement.

Over the next month we will be putting a custom mini-site on this domain that will make use of both of these strong keywords, and hopefully become a popular web destination. As always I’ll share this with you – my readers, each step of the way so you can learn how we think about a domain like this.

If you have not yet taken a look at Bido – now is the time. The service has just re-launched and it is better than ever. For new investors this could be a great way to get a good domain name at a low price while getting to hear expects opinions about the domain – what could be better!

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  • Aloha March 5, 2009, 11:11 pm

    Maybe it’s for drunk fans of Jude Law πŸ™‚

  • Johan March 5, 2009, 11:49 pm

    Congratulations to the auction win and good luck with your flip.


  • Smichael March 6, 2009, 4:43 am

    You could argue any name on Bido is worth a few bucks for all the publicity that it receives in the domain industry.,, is worth something not because they have keywords in the name but only if it receives the premium “power of one” treatment for a day .

    Bido proves you could sell snow to eskimos and sand to the Arabs.

    Here are a few other unregistered domains with the same keyword that might get some interest πŸ™‚ ….always comes in handy…. show them the love….. tshirt printing business catering to defendants.

  • Jarred March 6, 2009, 5:34 am

    Congrats again Morgan, we’re very grateful for the kind words and we’re really happy you enjoyed the entire Bido experience. Wish you the best with your new domain and it will be nice for us to watch it grow and see it give you a return on your investment. Each domain is something special, tells a story, we’re happy you were a part of this one. We’re subscribed to your newsletter now and will be following along to read about your updates. Thanks again for the kind words, it means a lot to us. And thanks for being a part of our story as well.

  • Jason March 6, 2009, 7:53 am

    Best of luck with the new name!

  • Leonard Britt March 6, 2009, 9:12 am

    Congrats on your purchase and I look forward to seeing how the development progresses. Thanks again for sharing your insights.

  • Patrick McDermott March 6, 2009, 5:12 pm


    Are you hoping to flip this domain?

  • Dan The Man March 11, 2009, 7:12 am

    Closing price: US $128.00
    Winner: LintonInvestments

    Hmm, if you earn $10 a month it will take 12-13 months to make this investment back. Do you think you can make $10 a month or perhaps more from this domain? Is it primarily adsense your using?


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