A study in New Scientist estimates that advertisements placed by Google on typo domains – domain names that are misspelled versions of popular websites – could potentially be producing as much as $500 million per year. And that’s only Google’s cut.
The question of Google’s profiting from typo domains aside, a recent serendipitous experience gave me the opportunity to further explore the profitability of typo domains. As we will see with real data from a typographical domain variant of coupons.com, not all typo domains are created equal.
September 18, 2011
Toby Clements launched his own brokerage business this year after parting ways with his long-time business partner, Rick Latona. After just three months, Clements has already sold $1 million of domain names and is on track to close $2.25 million in sales by the end of 2011.
On this show, Clements shares how he sold so many domain names in such a short period of time, the tactics he learned as a third-generation car salesperson that also work for domain name sales, and how anyone can be a better salesperson. Clements also describes how technology will streamline his sales process going forward.
September 13, 2011
During his career as an entrepreneur, Troy Rushton has started and exited three companies. Today, he is working on his fourth and biggest idea: creating a domain name exchange platform, similar to stock exchange platforms like NASDAQ and NYSE.
Learn how Rushton built and sold his last three companies for millions, where he finds inspiration, and how he guides new ideas through their natural evolution to maximum profitability.
September 6, 2011
Any domain name that reaches expired status and is not renewed by the owner will likely be auctioned by an exclusive auction service.
If you really want a domain name, find out which auction service the domain name will be auctioned at and get your bid ready.
June 19, 2011