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Misspelled words

Labeled as advice in Domain Beginners, started by Boris Kingston, Jun 29, 2016

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  1. Boris Kingston

    Boris Kingston Established Member

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    So are domains that are purposely misspelled after actual words valuable?

    Like is sleeeve.com valuable?
     
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  2. deez007

    deez007 The More I Learn The Less I "Know" VIP

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    This would depend on how much traffic the correctly spelt domain would get.

    Like for example ... Youtube.com would prob get a few million direct visits per day...so a misspelt domain like youtub.com would probably be raking in a decent amount of direct typo traffic... so unless it's trademarked a domain like that would be high value.

    In your example, I'm not sure..but how many people would be directly typing in the correct spelt domain: sleeve.com into their browsers? I don't think it's going to be that much...so the amount traffic that sleeeve.com could get from mistypes are probably not that high...

    But this is just my opinion... I could be wrong. I mean as the old saying goes, a domain is worth as much as someone is wiling to pay for it. :)
     
  3. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr David George VIP

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    Misspelled domain names are referred to as "typos". It's estimated that there are approximately 280+ typo domains for each of the top 3200 Alexa ranked domains. I have a couple of typo domains, but it was accidental. I was tired and just misspelled when registering the domains!

    Here's an old, but good article on typos:
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18542-typos-may-earn-google-500m-a-year/
     
  4. deez007

    deez007 The More I Learn The Less I "Know" VIP

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    Woooah dude... nice article, thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Boris Kingston

    Boris Kingston Established Member

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    What about santanderr.com which is the misspelled version santander.com
     
  6. deez007

    deez007 The More I Learn The Less I "Know" VIP

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    This might be a tricky one as there could be legal ramifications for you. I'm assuming Santander is a U.S brand and they are TM.
     
  7. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr David George VIP

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    I would do much more research and reading before investing one penny in typos. Unless you have money to burn. There are a number of factors to consider when committing funds to a domain. I wish you much success.
     
  8. TopShelf Domains

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    Santander is a bank. You will lose it in UDRP. Just look at all the citibank udrp losses.

    I did manage to sell flyswater.com for mid xxx a couple months after hand regging so guess it depends on the name. But my advice is not to go regging mispelling of trademarks/businesses.
     
  9. CakeCode

    CakeCode Top Contributor VIP

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    Just couple of days ago NOOTE.com was sold on SEDO for 4K Euros

    It actually depends on the domain name
     
  10. cmdomains

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    ^Yea was curious about that while the proper spelling (assuming it's NOTE) .com .net .org all settle as parking pages ...
    Couldn't find any translations for it either in case it's a real word
     
  11. Boris Kingston

    Boris Kingston Established Member

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    Thank you guys for the invaluable advice. Cheers!
     
  12. Kate

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Sure about that ? AFAIK it's still restricted. Besides...
     
  13. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr David George VIP

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  14. Rory Ivey

    Rory Ivey Top Contributor VIP

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    I see such names accepted on BB
     
  15. nomen

    nomen Top Contributor VIP

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    Any examples?
     
  16. Candace

    Candace Broker at Starfire Holdings Starfire Holdings PRO VIP

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    coasterr, etherr, smasherr, slumberr, reboott, easilyy, richlyy, monthh, skirtt, endearr, chicck, recyycle, shhield, luucid, shaapely, saltyy, mightt, recentt, and many many more......all in com, all on BB. @Dnbolt reported the BB sale of creatorr.

    P.S. Because they are on BB doesn't mean they will sell.
     
  17. Josytal

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    I have subtl.com listed on BB.
    I've always described it as a polished and concise contraction of "subtle". No TM infringement.
     
  18. New2Domaining

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    I got V / i / r / t / a / u / l /.com recently. I thought someone might like it because it can be pronounced with either 2 or 3 syllables. I didn't even think about typo traffic for it, now I'm a little curious about it.
     
  19. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr David George VIP

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    I haven't put it on there but BB approved Beginna.com. More a brandable than a typo though in my opinion.
     
  20. nomen

    nomen Top Contributor VIP

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    Oh my... Those are really bad names IMO. Especially stuff like shhield, monthh, recyycle, shaapely...
     
  21. Candace

    Candace Broker at Starfire Holdings Starfire Holdings PRO VIP

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    Looks like you put your opinion in quotes as well @nomen
     
  22. Perceptron

    Perceptron "What you seek, is seeking you!" VIP

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    I got a typo which could be classified in all classes : V/i/r/t/u/a/l/R/e/a/l/i/f/y .com
    Its a typo of "f" for a "t", which are pretty close on the keyboard.
    Its pronounceable.
    Its still gotta meaning.
    Hence sorta EMD!
     
  23. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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  24. netbull

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    Misspelled Domains are valuable some what depending on the popularity, CPC and commercial value of the original word. Only one clever spelling mistake is allowed. In your case Sleeve I do not see any Commercial value. Misspelled Domains can expect parking revenue if there is a direct browser traffic for it. In your case You can expect max up to $100 as I do not even see any Browser traffic for this domain
     
  25. Chris Hydrick

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    Shhield recently reported sold by @Dnbolt on DNBolt.com

    I wonder if the buyer liked the silent "Shh" behind the Shhield purchase. Sorta like a stealth like shield.
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2016

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