Okay , i'm kind of newbie with around 130 names , a few seem to have value , there listed on sedo , no takers yet , ive got 4 on bido auctions starting in a weeks time But i want to be able to hand reg reg names and buy potential value ! my method for searching for names is i assume at best basic , can you guys help me onto the right path please. whats the basic tools / sites i should be using... I know of estibot.com , but i read that most domain buyers tend to think estibot.com is a bit of a joke and often wide of the mark , that opinion may of changed recently as i know estibot updated there site and equations a while ago. My current method for seeking out new names to hand reg is (i'm sure this is a tad useless) :- find a name in 123reg.co.uk that is not taken e.g "bigsackofspuds" google , type "big sack of spuds" (i presume this gives me exacts , although i'm a tad confused about that meaning etc ) see how many exacts it has , i presume higher is better , see if theres anyone paying for a google ad ( does this mean anything if they are ? does it add any value ?) then goto estibot type in the name and see what price it picks out of thin air. i presume my method is flawed , but what is the best method and in newbie layman terms what is the best way to check if something has any real value to either sell on or setup as a min type site with some updates and paid for directory submissions / social website subs etc. Also why does esitbot in general seem to value a .co.uk more than some .coms of the exact same name ?