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Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by RoundedPixels, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. RoundedPixels

    RoundedPixels BANNED BANNED

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    Today I grabbed a list of popular tools and got their websites.
    I went on 1&1 and searched up the URLs, then registered all the possible TLDs of them.
    Right now on my account I have ~100 URLs registered and ready to be used. (I got them all free, don't ask how)

    What I plan to do is simply have them redirect to my main website at http://socialdominator.net.
    Does anyone think this would be of ANY use?
    Or would there be a better way of using these urls to bring people to my site?
     
  2. FBGuru

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    I'm not sure about the traffic but this is a great way to get dozens of DMCA notices.
     
  3. Paper-Boy

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    I would rather have 100 targetted traffic than 10,000 misc. traffic.

    Sending untargetted traffic to your website is usesless. You may be lucky and get 1 conversion but it's still far fetched.

    Better focusing on getting at least semi-targetted traffic to your website than hoping to get random traffic to convert.
     
  4. youtalkmedia

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    Well first mistake was using 1&1, even with their free 1 year glitch, lmao.

    Anyways, ya they are kinda useless, unless you can get them to all rank, which means spending a toon on articles for each site in their respective keywords, then blasting all people who visit the site with ads about your product.

    Just make sure you protect yourself legally, or you can lose whatever you make, or even more.
     
  5. praetserge

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    And why would he get dozens of DMCA notices for buying and re-directing his own domains????????
     
  6. FBGuru

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    There is a thing called Copyright. If you buy a domain called GalaxyS8.com and redirect it to your mouse-trap selling landing page, then Samsung has all the rights to take down your domain. Yeah I know its a lame example but you know what I mean.
     
  7. RoundedPixels

    RoundedPixels BANNED BANNED

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    Then why allow it to be registered?
    GalaxyS5.com is registered, they're not sued by Samsung.
    It is really stupid though, if they wanted that domain, they should've bought it? And it doesn't say I am endorsed nor involved with any of the URLs. But ya, I could see how that could happen.
     
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    Yeah Its registered and PARKED and the page clearly says its for sale but redirecting it to a whole different product/service/web page is what will land you in all sort of troubles. Trust me when I say dont do it, I'm saying it from my experience because I too have went on this domain hunting spree back in the days and bought hundreds of domains even for high search volume broad search keywords and quickly setup a product review site linked to ebay and amazon. At first, I didn't get the DMCA but my domain registrar got it and stole that domain from my account without any notice and put it for sale again. I too confronted like you, but at the end of the day the company owns the copyright and we don't. Paper-Boy made some valid points there. You may get the traffic but they're not targeted and will only help improve your alexa rank. Your money can be well spent on laser-targeted PPC which will not just improve your conversion rate but also increase your sales and referrals.
     
  9. Trepanated

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    Samsung don't need to register every possible domain for every one of their products because they own the Trademarks and therefore have legal protection.

    So it's not really stupid.

    Buying 100 domains however, all of which could have legal protection, potentially exposes you to 100 lawsuits.

    Now that could end up being really stupid
     
  10. RoundedPixels

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    Well, imma avoid this method then. But regarding what Paper-Boy said, I didn't mention but it is semi-targetted traffic. I only "bought" domains relevant to the traffic I want. For example, http://instadominate.us/. Instadominate is a program much like my own. If someone were to find the page, they're most likely looking for an instagram bot, which is exactly what I sell on the page it would redirect to. Same with http://vinybot.org/. People try to find a vine bot and stumble onto my own site.
    Anyway, I guess I will have to do this the legi way :/
     
  11. somedevil

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    But wouldn't you rather want targeted traffic ?
     
  12. HoNeYBiRD

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    or just move to the Maldives which has no extradition treaty w/ the US, domains can be seized either way though, but at least you don't have to worry about the law suits lol
     
  13. Trepanated

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    I don't think domain squatting is an extraditable offence - it's not exactly 'crime of the century' material.
     
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    just to stay on the safe side

    not sure how these things exactly work, but i guess it can escalate to a point where you need to go in front of a judge and if you don't do that, you'll be found and escorted by the police

    now if you aren't in the country, let alone you're in a country w/ no extradition treaty to the US, that won't happen for sure
    other than that Maldives seems to be a nice place to visit :)
     
  15. Smllgas

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    I think it's a good idea! Maybe use half the domains for promotion and the other half load it with content that all links to your site.