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How to sell brand domain to company

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by ppd47, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. ppd47

    ppd47 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I'm wondering if anyone could advise me. I bought a few domains very similar to a restaurant's domain name.
    I don't want to publish that name here if thats alright.

    There name is part italian part english. The italian part is commonly misspelled by an english speaker, because the english word is so similar.

    Also the english part isn't necessary i.e. ilgustorestaurant dot com ... but everyone talks about il gusto. Hope that makes sense.

    I have registered 4 mis-spelt domains. ilgoosto.com and .co.uk and ilgoostorestaurant.com and .co.uk

    This restaurant has had over £250k investment recently and has an expensive website. Its got premises in a couple of cities near me.

    Are these domains are worth anything? (I mean the restaurant has good reason to own these domains).
    Should I sell these domains to them and if so how? and for how much?
     
  2. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If they really want these domains I am sure they can do it the other way. What you are doing that's called type-squatting. Google it
     
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  3. nisdee

    nisdee Regular Member

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    You could also park the domain and make some money that way
     
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  4. ppd47

    ppd47 Registered Member

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    Thanks - that is helpful!
     
  5. mayankepic

    mayankepic Newbie

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    park your domain and get the bids on domain.
     
  6. islandman1010

    islandman1010 Elite Member

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    I would say almost worth nothing. If they have the main domain anyway they will get their search traffic especially as something like a restaurant is local google searching. When people type in a misspelling of the domain then Google will show the real domain anyway and ask do you want to search for "misspelled domain" which people wont.
     
  7. ppd47

    ppd47 Registered Member

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    Has anyone had success selling typo domains to businesses?

    I get what you are saying islandman, but if I had a company called scottandco.com I would want to register scotandco.com too to protect the brand.
     
  8. islandman1010

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    Protect from what? You are talking about a local restaurant. Google will show the correct results to people who don't get the spelling right. The more people that don't spell it correctly but choose the real option google shows will give even less value to an incorrect spelling. So unless you are going to run something negative on it about the restaurant and hope to get them to buy it I don't see what you want to do. They might buy them for a redirect for a few dollars maybe but thats all.
     
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