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    Full Member suzie250's Avatar
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    Should I take the free website?
    I have been offered a website and need some opinions.

    It has been registered for almost a year,
    has a google PR of 2 or 3,
    has not been update since Feb 05,
    don't know if it's still getting traffic.

    At this point I do not know if the content comes with it, or if the offer is just for the domain name. Not sure I could do anything with the content anyhow. It's about local teams that play SOCOM. (Which I know absolutely nothing about.)

    I wouldnt have to ask about taking it or not if I knew
    whether the registration needed renewed next month. If it's paid up for longer, that would give me some time to play with it without any cost involved.

    I'm waiting on an email back from him, but he said he owned it, it's not a rented spot. I'm not real sure what he ment by that, unless is he talking about the name and his files.

    Would I be crazy to not take it even if I have to register the domain name again next month?

    Thanks for any imput,
    Suzie
    I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Bud Lite than Kay.

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    imho
    You get what you pay for...

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    Why would you take it?

    Unless the current content/theme is in line with something you are really interested in developing, it will just be a burden to you. If you totally change content, it won't be much better than starting with a new domain. With a new domain, you can pick a name that is relavant to what you are promoting.
    This World is Not My Home
    We're gonna go inside, we're gonna go outside, inside and outside. . . And then we're gonna go go go and we're not gonna stop til we get across that goalline! Quotes from the movie Rudy, 1993

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    domain names are always rented. it expires sooner or later.

    wonder what this person's motivation is in giving it to you.

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    He's a friend of my sisters and is building another website. He just said I could have it if I wanted it and could find a use for it. He's not using it anymore.

    There's no advertising or aff stuff on it. Just a few pages he made for the people that were in the "Clan". lol I'll never understand all that game playing stuff.

    My inital thoughts were that I wouldn't have to fight with Google to get it indexed. And I could add Adsense if it was still getting some traffic. Maybe change it's focus slowly to something more general with a broader appeal.

    Never had anyone offer to give me a website or even thought about buying one, that's why I am here asking advice.
    I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Bud Lite than Kay.

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    Sounds like it'd be more of a burden than anything. Personally I wouldnt take the time getting it a higer search ranking and trying to increase traffic, but rather create a website you know can turn around some good cash.

    If the site had descent traffic, then yes I would take it, but if you have to ramp up a site that is based off something you dont know about then I'd say forget it.
    Jason

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    The site is most likely out of the sandbox... you might be able to do something with it.

    You could also use it to link to some of your sites.

    -SP

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    I love SOCOM
    SOCOM III is coming out soon. Played it at E3 me loved it.

    SOCOM is a game for the playstation its US NAVY Seals and you can play online against others in teams of 8.

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    SOCOM III is coming out soon.
    Well, maybe that could be my one and only reason to get this site. I checked, it's due out in Mid Oct. Hmmm, just in time for Christmas.

    I could do a few pages, let it run its course, make a $killing$ and let it go.

    I get the content along with the domain name, which both are paid up for two years.

    I did notice one thing today. This domain is .biz. That doesnt concern me, what concerns me is that the equivalent .com site is a gay porn site.
    I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Bud Lite than Kay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzie250
    what concerns me is that the equivalent .com site is a gay porn site.

    ...That's a keeper!
    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzie250
    Well, maybe that could be my one and only reason to get this site. I checked, it's due out in Mid Oct. Hmmm, just in time for Christmas.

    I could do a few pages, let it run its course, make a $killing$ and let it go.

    I get the content along with the domain name, which both are paid up for two years.

    I did notice one thing today. This domain is .biz. That doesnt concern me, what concerns me is that the equivalent .com site is a gay porn site.
    Don't just let it go keep it running because then you can pimp out the Playstation 3 which will be released and sold for 299 later this year and the socom that comes out for that. Infact I recomend you get the game and play it. It's highly addictive.

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    Hmm, I think I'll just go play it. I don't need another addiction!
    Wouldn't hurt me none to know what I'm talking about. Plus going over to his house to play, I could get an expierenced players view..... that is if I should choose to accept this mission.
    I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Bud Lite than Kay.

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    Accept accept
    Imagine how much you can make off the sale of PS3s
    2% commision on 299 is 6 dollars
    2% of 149 for the PS2 is 3.00
    2% of 50 for the game is 1 dollar
    2% of the 60 dollar Logitech headset is 1.50 (around there)

    Money money money money

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    Play the game before you buy the site. I personally do NOT like SOCOM: US Navy Seals and would not invest in it. As for PS3, isn't it comming out a while after Xbox releases the 360 (November)? If you want a semi-youthful / in the loop opinion on playstation: no one plays it anymore. It cannot compete with Microsoft, it's years behind tech wise. And when xbox360 hits w/ new halo upgrades??? Game over Sony.

    Isn't Nintendo comming out with a new version of the GameCube too?

    All in all, I wouldn't do it. That's my advice.

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    I was at e3 and the PS3 demos they had were 10 times better than the XBOX 360. And you may not like SOCOM but the SOCOM servers are always full with 10,000 of players everyday.

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    10x better than 360? you have a critic right here

    I haven't touched my ps2 in a long time. No one I know plays anymore.

    As for the servers being full, how about xbox live being absolutely incredible? I bet Live has just as many on their servers.

    I guess it's different strokes for different folks.

    Here's a professional comparison:
    http://hardware.gamespot.com/Story-S...features_image

    (they both making my computer feel Inadequate)

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    Machine Specs mean nothing. If you are a gamer you should know that and if you aren't just look at the GameCube. Better specs, Graphics than the PS2 and XBOX. Which of those 3 has sold more? the PS2. Which of them continues to outsell the other 2? The PS2.

    Sony has loyal users who will go for the PS3 just to go for it. Sony also has the 1 million plus PSP owners who will get the PS3 just to connect their PSP to the PS3.

    XBOX users buy xbox for HALO. Playstation users buy Playstation to PLAY GAMES.

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