How to make money from popular domain name

Racasrab

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Feb 25, 2023
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Hello,

I have owned the .com domain name BWOO for over 20 years and used it in my real estate appraisal business. I am no longer using it in my business and decided to sell the domain name. I received some good offers, but not as high as I would like. When I bought the domain over 20 years ago there was nothing in the word with a reference to BWOO. Today there are three urban dictionary definitions, a few songs, an electronics brand and another instrument manufacturing company using it as a company brand. There is even a company on a European exchange with this as their stock symbol.

All the companies started or began using the BWOO brand after I owned this domain name and was using it to host websites in my business, so there has not been any domain squatting to be concerned about.

Since I am no longer going to sell this domain, I would like to develop a site that can make money from the popular use of the BWOO letters that I mentioned above. The electronics brand seems to be the most widespread use of these letters in a brand.

I read this forum frequently to get SEO tips for my active real estate site but don't understand much about how websites are used for the exclusive purposes of making money, PBNs or even what a proxy website is used for. A real novice, but a quick learner. It just seems to me that there should be a way to make money by having this domain name in these circumstances and I know from reading this forum that if there is a way, the members of this forum will know how to do that.

I appreciate insight from members on how I can make money with this domain name in these circumstances. I don't know if the way to make money on this would require multiple site for any reason, but I do have about a dozen non-premium domain names that I don't use, if that is relevant.

Thanks for considering my request.
Phil
 
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Hello! First of all, congrats on your processes. :) Second, how many visitors does the website receive?
 
Currently it is pointed to the Godaddy for sale auction listing without measurable traffic. When I used it in my real estate business it had a low traffic volume .

Taking in a wider view of things I have concluded that the way to make money from this long term is to just hold onto it and contiue using it. I will need to confirm this with a legal opinion , but I think that in addition to having the domain name I also have the trademark BWOO protected in the U.S. I am clearly the trademark owner by the first use in commerce standard. I also formed a corporation with the name BWOO before these other brands were registered anywhere. I think that gives me protection of the trademark, or at least a solid standing to defend that as my trademark.

My wife and I have a retail arbitrage business that we operate using the marketplace platforms and did not really develop the Shopify site yet. I think I will use this domain on that site. I can then stick to the things I understand, like improving SEO etc... to promote our retail arbitrage business and improve the domain perfformance. I will leave the high level things like monitizing a website to the highly skilled.
 
Hello,

I have owned the .com domain name BWOO for over 20 years and used it in my real estate appraisal business. I am no longer using it in my business and decided to sell the domain name. I received some good offers, but not as high as I would like. When I bought the domain over 20 years ago there was nothing in the word with a reference to BWOO. Today there are three urban dictionary definitions, a few songs, an electronics brand and another instrument manufacturing company using it as a company brand. There is even a company on a European exchange with this as their stock symbol.

All the companies started or began using the BWOO brand after I owned this domain name and was using it to host websites in my business, so there has not been any domain squatting to be concerned about.

Since I am no longer going to sell this domain, I would like to develop a site that can make money from the popular use of the BWOO letters that I mentioned above. The electronics brand seems to be the most widespread use of these letters in a brand.

I read this forum frequently to get SEO tips for my active real estate site but don't understand much about how websites are used for the exclusive purposes of making money, PBNs or even what a proxy website is used for. A real novice, but a quick learner. It just seems to me that there should be a way to make money by having this domain name in these circumstances and I know from reading this forum that if there is a way, the members of this forum will know how to do that.

I appreciate insight from members on how I can make money with this domain name in these circumstances. I don't know if the way to make money on this would require multiple site for any reason, but I do have about a dozen non-premium domain names that I don't use, if that is relevant.

Thanks for considering my request.
Phil
Park it somewhere and monetise it with search traffic. Sedo has such option for example.
 
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