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    Can I track stats on a non-registered domain?
    Hey Everyone,

    I am looking to track stats on non-registered domains and wondering if that is even possible. These are some more expensive foreign names and dont want to buy before I can see the traffic.

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks,
    Matt

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    "Non-registered" in what sense?

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    just ones that are still available to be registered.

    thanks,
    matt

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    I don't believe those would get any (or much) traffic in the first place.

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    well
    do you know if there is some way though to track that at all?

    there are some that i think may.

    thanks,
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    There may indeed be some country-specific (foreign, depending on where one lives) domains that have type-in traffic based on the nature of and/or combination of key word(s). However, I don't believe there is any way for an individual to track that (potential) traffic. The only possibility I see would be to have access to DNS server search records for that particular domain extension. I know some of that type of targeting and redirection is being done with at least one country extension. (I recall one being Cameroon.)
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    Various registrars allow a tasting period, I believe it is 5 days. That is, you register it, and before the time is up you then drop it, and get a refund. Domainers use this time to decide whether or not a domain will generate enough clicks over a year to pay the reg fee.
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    Yeah tasting is quite popular but something many domainers frown on. I hope Icann stops it soon, Network solutions has abused this recently and now if you just search for any name there they will register it for 5 days so you can only buy it from them, there is multi page heated discussions going on for the last week on every major domain forum online about Network Solutions and this practice plus news stories on popular newspapers and tv stations about this.
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