Twitter and the Domaining Ecosystem

Twitter plays a vital role in many businesses – a company that was almost unknown several years ago has become an integral part of our global communication platform. The US Government has even requested that server maintenance updates be rescheduled due to their dependence on Twitter for information gathering!

Well today I’ve been thinking about what an important role Twitter plays in the Domaining world and thought I explain the many roles that Twitter plays for me.

It all starts with my Twitter buddies that I converse with throughout the week. Most of these are other Domainers I either know online or have met at conferences. It’s not uncommon to meet a few new people each week as well just from responses to my Tweets. Of course Patrick, Bruce and I enjoy teasing each other on Twitter – I wish one of them had a blog – it would be a great read!

Every blog post is Tweeted to my now over 5,000 subscribers – this is then reTweeted a number of times from people with far more subscribers than myself! I am very grateful to the people who RT my posts – this has been an essential part of my blog’s growth!

When I’m at a conference I user Twitter to share with everyone what I’m learning and where they can learn more about the topic. I’m an inspired person and when I hear about something exciting in the Domaining or Affiliate Marketing space I enjoy sharing it with the people who follow me on Twitter!

If there is a domain I think my followers might want to buy I will Tweet the domain and price – this is usually domains I’m selling at wholesale prices – I like to give an edge to the people who follow and support me!

I get new subscribers to my domain sales newsletter through Twitter by just letting everyone know what the focus is and how they can sign-up. It’s amazing how quickly Twitter can get the word-out!

Other people promote my eBook through Twitter. Although I do a few times a year there are people who promote my book daily on Twitter.

I learn about the latest trends on Twitter and find domains that correspond to non-TM trends that I see having good potential. I’m a trend Domaining fan and stick almost exclusively to .us and .com for any trend domains.

Of course there are even more ways I use Twitter in my daily Domaining life! Now it’s your turn – how do you use Twitter within the scope of the Domaining world?

{ 8 comments… add one }

  • TeenDomainer March 9, 2010, 1:44 am

    Twitter has been great, I have used it to drive traffic to my websites all with their own twitter accounts. I have even sold a domain only using twitter.

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  • Chef Patrick March 9, 2010, 1:56 am

    I’m looking to start a blog soon…stay tuned! :-p

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  • Leonard Britt March 9, 2010, 2:55 am

    I’ve only been active with Twitter the last few months. Most tweets are domaining or website related. I have helped several individuals looking for domains for a blog and also have had a few discussions with individuals who dislike domainers (commonly referred to as cybersquatters or domain squatters though the industry uses that term for trademark violators). Perhaps it is best to avoid those sort of discussions but many developers and bloggers dislike what we do. The industry needs to reach out to bloggers and small businesses. I have marketed domains to individuals looking for domains for blogs and / or businesses but thus far have not yet made a sale via Twitter. Twitter is probably a good way to promote a blog.

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  • Shane March 9, 2010, 3:13 am

    Don’t bother Patrick, it’s not worth the time. All the good names are taken anyway

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  • Tia Wood March 9, 2010, 4:46 am

    Bruce Marler has a blog??

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  • Cate.TV March 9, 2010, 6:52 am

    I like that phrase – “Domaining EcoSystem” – you my dear friend Morgan had quite the talent of seeing/growing/inspiring others to be part of any system/aka community/ecosystem – keep up the great work – back to twitsliding away….twitsliding away…the nearer my destination the more I’m twitsliding away 🙂
    Cate

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    • Morgan March 9, 2010, 7:38 am

      Thanks for all the positive comments guys!

      @Tia I heard Bruce was thinking of starting a blog but it’s not confirmed 🙂

      @Cate – I really appreciate the kind words!

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  • PPC Ian March 10, 2010, 2:36 am

    Morgan,
    Great post. I’m newer to Twitter. I only started expanding my account aggressively in 2010 and now have almost 4,000 followers – proof that it’s never too late to focus on Twitter. Twitter is also one of my largest sources of traffic.
    Best,
    Ian

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