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August 6th, 2010, 11:50 AM #1Domain Salvage Value
I will have a chance to pickup a domain for a company that I co-founded back in the 70's. It's catfishwholesale.com and has closed down. The owner want's to let the name die. I built the website a long time ago and control the hosting and name already.
I don't think it gets much traffic, and can't see why anyone would want that name. I may keep it alive for nostalgia, but was wondering if anyone would have ideas. The name expires in September.
August 6th, 2010, 11:59 AM #2
OMG, John. That domain is nearly seven years old. A little work on that site and it can attract some nice traffic. And traffic can be monetized!!! Even AdSense could produce some nice $ with a site about Catfish and Louisiana Seafood - especially in light of the oil spill.
Now, I know that you like to work with datafeeds and there might not be a good match in that niche. But adding some pix (istockphoto or dreamstime) to those pages and some creative writing could build that into a profitable little site (without too much investment in time or money). Hmmm...how many "fish checks" can we find???
Seriously, people do search for these things - and seafood topics provide a page full of ads on a Goog search. Ask me how I know. Do a G-search for - steamed crabs - a generic and popular term - and you will see the right side of the page is full (and maybe one or two of those sites on the first page might be mine. )
August 6th, 2010, 02:27 PM #3
second the motion -- too good to let die
August 6th, 2010, 02:55 PM #4
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August 6th, 2010, 03:11 PM #5
Dang, don't sit and let that slip away. Even as a little mini-site it would be quite easy to monetize... with adsense as Bill says, and considering the type of visitors it would attract (restaurant owners most likely), it would make plenty of sense to build it out with sub-storefronts selling restaurant supplies and other food-related items.
August 6th, 2010, 03:14 PM #6
August 6th, 2010, 03:24 PM #7
Well with all the unanimous input I've been definitely challenged to make good use of it. I'll be renewing it before it comes due. I've been lacking imagination lately and you all have helped. Thanks!
By Dynamoo in forum Domains & HostingReplies: 2Last Post: April 10th, 2007, 02:47 AM