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Same name as Politician. How to Monetize DOMAIN name?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by skorpion, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. skorpion

    skorpion Regular Member

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    Like the title says. I have the same first and last name of a well known and controversial Australian politician.

    He (or someone else) owned the domain name of our first and last name (firstlast.com) for a long time. Last night while registering one of my clients new domains on godaddy, I was notified that the domain of my name was now available. So I bought the sonamahbitch.

    So..there are 2,400 avg monthly searches on "our" name. I know if I build a site with some nice content I cld get this site on the front page of google in front of that traffic...not to mention the keyword rich domain name.

    What would you do to (legally lol) monetize something like this?

    I've got some ideas but I love hearing the ideas from here on BHW..everyone always has brilliant ideas.

    Thanks
    -SK
     
  2. BadArticle

    BadArticle Junior Member

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    place ansense
    .. make a maillist and everyone subscribe and send them affiliates
    ... ask for donation by the name of god
     
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  3. skorpion

    skorpion Regular Member

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    in the name of god lmao i like that
     
  4. skorpion

    skorpion Regular Member

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    anybody else?
     
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    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    If its your name also not anything the other can do about it
     
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  6. Silencer

    Silencer Senior Member

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    Add adsense.

    Also make people subscribe to your mailing list and send them to CPA offers ;)
     
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  7. skorpion

    skorpion Regular Member

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    yes I agree. But I want to flip the domain and I want to make him feel obligated to buy it. Im thinking just throw it up and put some aff ads up there and put a 'for sale buy now' button on it.

    Just curious as to what the BHW community has for a twist of ideas on this as there are a lot of pure geniouses on here lol
     
  8. theconjurer

    theconjurer Junior Member

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    in that case...put some adult affilaites all over the site and then sell it back to him for high $$,$$$ and make sure that he os forced to buy it..


    on second thoughts...that might be illegal...so try started a non adult but fairly controversial website. you say that the politician is very controversial...list his deeds on the site...the good..the bad...the ugly..he'll want to buy it I am sure.
     
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  9. goredbull

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    has he written a book sell it.or any book related to th political party
    make a newsletter and send it members promotional items relating to the party earn commissions.
    create a forum and use adsense.
     
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  10. theleadsource

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    If possible, get an email list from the political party with which he is affiliated as well as opposing political parties for starters.

    Put some generic BS on there about his policies and ideas, some info that would infuriate the opposition as well as a donation button and try to find an opinion CPA poll. I would also put a 768 X 90 Adsense ad on each page as part of the header or footer... try not to make it look spammy.

    Then begin an email campaign to drive traffic to the site. Emails to his people make pleasant and inviting... emails to the opposition, try and piss them off to get them to the site.

    If you are fortunate to find an opinion CPA poll that relates to politics, and you make that adsense ad look like it is a part of the site you'll make some cash for sure.

    I wouldn't sell it to the guy either, I would keep it as an income stream as long as his name was in the news.
     
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  11. pvaguru

    pvaguru BANNED BANNED

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    Just watch any copyright issues, so don't pretend to be him. You have the full right to own the domain given your scenario, but I'd make it an informative type website loaded with campaign ads, googleads, etc. Just put his dirt up on the site that many expect to be his. Should work well.
     
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  12. hennessy

    hennessy Registered Member

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    If you put any information on the site about him and try to sell it, he can get it from you. You can use the excuse of it being your name as long as it has nothing to do about him.
     
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  13. E. Fudd

    E. Fudd Newbie

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    Give the people what they want !

    Fill it up with news feeds about your nakesake, put up ads related to that person and the issues they are involved in, relevant content, relevant links and ads.

    It may not be a big money maker to start, but if this person is going to be in politics for a long time or run for a large office some day they will have campaign funds available to buy it.

    I would build it it up for a couple of years, get through a couple of election cycles and see if you want to keep the revenue stream or go for a big buyout.

    Make sure you put a disclaimer at the bottom of every page that says something like "This website is in no way affiliated with (Mayor/Gov...) FirstName LastName."
     
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  14. zebrahat

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    You could make it a wild, monumental self-deprecating site (if you can stand to do that about yourself), but because of the name connection people will be drawn because they think it's the other guy. Articles like "(Your Name)'s Guide to Brothels" or "(Your Name) Struggles with Male Sexual Dysfunction," for example, should get some attention, and sales if you place affiliate ads for adult products on the site. Visit somebody who's incarcerated, then write the obvious post, "(Your Name) Goes to Jail." Think like a comic, bank like a BHer.
     
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  15. skorpion

    skorpion Regular Member

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    I like that idea. I have a twisted imagination. Its a porn cam gallery right now but when I get some more time I might turn it into something like this. Thanks!
     
  16. keithsol

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    park it with a domain parking company