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Is a web hosting business still worth it?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by rdt21, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. rdt21

    rdt21 Registered Member

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    Hi guys!

    A few weeks ago I made a bid for domain name previously owned by a pretty big company, I won the domain (unexpected) but now I don’t know what to do with it? Previously there was a fairly successful web hosting company on it. Now I don’t know if something like that would worth it for me to jump in.

    what would you do?


    Ps. I don’t have much knowledge on that kind of things so most likely I would need to hire someone to take care off the server/backend part.
     
  2. Brutt

    Brutt Regular Member

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    The worthy hosts are: libertyvps.net and hosting.uk. Just my two cents.
     
  3. GringoMonkey

    GringoMonkey Elite Member

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    Is the domain getting organic traffic?

    If so it is from people looking for hosting.

    If you cannot be bothered organising it, join something like hostgator, bluehost or someone who was a rival affiliate program and just auto redirect to their site with your affiliate link.
     
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  4. rdt21

    rdt21 Registered Member

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    It dose get some traffic. It is also on a different language on a smaller audience. I was thinking to start up with a reseller and grow from there, I just don’t know how much profit and how much should I invest in it.
     
  5. rafark

    rafark Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Now more than ever people need servers for more than just websites. The industry is booming.
     
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    SiteTide Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It’s hard to get into, but if you have the knowledge, patience & cash then give it a try. :)
     
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    Monkey Duds Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    few options you can reach out to host to see if they are interested. Put the domain back up for sale. Build out a blog on it or last you could start your own hosting company but that will take work and time and money to really start making money with it
     
  8. M4DM4X

    M4DM4X Senior Member

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    There are many website hosting templates you can use to build a site on your domain. Then you can just resell hosting from other companies , or use their affiliate program to make money
     
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    iDontContribute Junior Member

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    Is that a possible method? Buying domains that already have some authority and would gather traffic then just leaving them with your Aff links on them.
     
  10. GringoMonkey

    GringoMonkey Elite Member

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    Yes that is a method. You just create an auto-redirect from your homepage with your affiliate link in it to a site that offers a similar service. You dont make them click it, it needs to be automatic.

    Lets say you own idontcontibutehosting.com people that come to that site are clearly looking for webshosting.

    You cannot be bothered doing it so you create a redirect script to say hostgator.com?affiliate=me

    People come to your page and are automatically redirected to hostgator via your affiliate link.

    I have made quite a tidy sum doing things like that.
     
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    iDontContribute Junior Member

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    That’s genius. Does a domain keep its page ranking regardless of what content is on the actual domain? As in, if you have a website that was ranked #3 for a keyword and someone sells the domain, would it still be #3 even if you just have the redirection?
     
  12. GringoMonkey

    GringoMonkey Elite Member

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    It tends not to be page ranking as such but branding.
     
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  13. majdi107

    majdi107 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Start with reseller plans then setup your own hosting if it worth it
     
  14. iDontContribute

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    So people are still searching the brand rather than it appearing under certain keywords? That’s very neat; you’re a smart man for figuring this out.