Today I present another written interview with the Namebot.com team. Namebot is a service that allows others to search for unique domain names.
I actually struggled quite a bit when I was working on the domain name for Voices Of Marketing. I highly recommend Namebot as a domain name search tool, it is one of the best I have used.
Check out the interview:
1. What got you interested in creating a website for helping people find their perfect domain names? Share your story.
From our experience as internet entrepreneurs, finding the right domain name is not an easy task (as most of the quality domains are already taken). It was clear for us that this is a painfull problem that had to be solved. We decided to do our best with namebot in order to solve this problem.
2. Why go after a niche that so many other companies are offering as a service? Did this ever make you think twice about creating your service?
Indeed, the market is very competitve, but honestly, we never thought about it. We were more focused about creating the best product we could. Even with a high number of competitors, a good product makes you stand out.
3. How have you gone about promoting your service, do you do any SEO, paid search, social media or other forms of advertising? What’s working for you?
Currently we focus more on developement, but we do post about namebot in relevant social media groups. Hopefully, users that like our product will tell about us to their friends. Naturally, part of these users are bloggers that write about us.
4. How are you able to monetize a service like this? Do you make commissions based on people buying domains through your service?
At this point, monetization is not on the scope. We do make some small comissions from affilate programs in order to cover hardware costs. Our main focus is product improvment.
5. What are your future plans for 2014 and beyond?
In the near future, we plan to improve our search results, and to add helpfull features and tools. Beyond that, it’s hard to say. We appreciate the community’s opinion, so we might focus on users ideas and directions.