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Typos domains

Labeled as question in Domain Parking and Traffic Monetization started by swisfa, Sep 18, 2018.

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  1. swisfa

    swisfa Established Member

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    Hi, what is the estimation of daily traffic for a good typos domain?
     
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  2. anantj

    anantj Active Member VIP

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    1 million unique users a day
     
  3. swisfa

    swisfa Established Member

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    WTF :o does they still exist this kind of domain names? can you give me an example please?
     
  4. anantj

    anantj Active Member VIP

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    google.com
     
  5. swisfa

    swisfa Established Member

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    no, i'm talking about domains that are not owned by the company
     
  6. anantj

    anantj Active Member VIP

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    Please go back and re-read your original question see if makes any sense at all
     
  7. NYJimbo

    NYJimbo Domain Re-Animator

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    :ROFL: Great answer.
     
  8. urlurl

    urlurl Active Member VIP

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    parking is dead, so typo traffic is dead too
     
  9. Travis82

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    When I started out, I bought Typo domains. Parking does nothing to help, unless people are checking the domains out to purchase.

    The short story - I have never sold a typo address, and never made more than a few dollars a year. Id avoid.
     
  10. Windoms

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    These were picked yesterday
    macies.com 5,550 USD dropcatch
    gugle.com 4,300 USD namejet
    ebbay.com 4,100 USD namejet

    I could understand ebbay and macies.
    but gugle?
     
  11. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP

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    Speaking of spelling, what are the TM issues of a mis-spelled word that is clearly intended to be similar to a big TM. I would have thought they are dangerous to try to own, legally, but noticed in yesterday's NameBio daily report this 4 figure sale:
    https://namebio.com/ebbay.com
     
  12. biggie

    biggie Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    if the name gets 1 visitor a day and has ctr of 50% with epc of $3.00, it would earn approx.$45 per month

    back in the day (2006) I caught 'maicys com' (from clubdrop, now namejet) and sold it for low 4 figures

    that gugle name prolly gets some traffic, but I doubt if it would earn more than $0.001 per click.

    I wouldn't bid on those kinds of typos now, too much competition, prices and risk is higher and payouts are much lower.

    imo….
     
  13. Windoms

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    Macies is definitly the best one out of those 3. The probability of someone typing macies.com instead of macys.com is quite high lol.

    macies.com 5,550 USD dropcatch
    gugle.com 4,300 USD namejet
    ebbay.com 4,100 USD namejet

    Macies is actually a good catch.
    ebbay I wouldn't bother going after it
    gugle nvm
     
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  14. Kate

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

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    I wouldn't pay those prices for the privilege of being UDRPed.
     
  15. Windoms

    Windoms Established Member

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    Can they get you for macies if there are no trademarks on it and you havent developed any site or done nothing related to their industry?
     
  16. Windoms

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    Macys has these trademarks
    Macys
    Macys.com
    Macys Flower show
    Macys The Cellar
    Macys 4th of July fireworks
    etc..

    Basically, no one can register Macys + something like Macy's Baby Towels or Macy's Drawing because of confusion of the real brand.

    Someone registered John WM Macy's (cheesesticks) and its was accepted (of course). Because he's dealing with cheesesticks. Now if John WM Macy's wanted to register his brand as an online department store instead of cheesesticks, it would have been rejected because of confusion with the established brand. Same if he wanted Macy's Cheesesticks instead of John WM Macy's Cheesesticks.

    Macy Medford is registered as cosmetics. It was accepted (of course) because it can't be confused with Macy's cosmetics. It's obvious Macy Medford is different.

    If someone wanted to register Macies Cosmetics, won't be accepted.
    Helen Macies Cosmetics would be accepted.

    Now Macies Concrete Drilling, in the field of contractors or wtv, because it's such a distant industry, I think it would be accepted.

    If macies.com is a blank page or a lander domain for sale, I don't think they can get you.
    If you have ads pointing to amazon ebay or any online store, this I don't know, please explain.

    Now if macies.com is used by Helen Macies Cosmetics as their online store.
    If they are selling any cosmetics from any brand, they are screwed.
    If they are only selling their brand, and the homepage has a big Helen Macies Cosmetics logo, I think they are good.
     
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  17. larryscott2559

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    I use to own like 60 domain typo domain names which stole traffic from Namejet, Sedo, Namecheap etc many related to the domain industry and also stuff like relating to the government like the white house.

    I put up a simple test site using the typo domain to Kick Ass Torrent and I was literally receiving hundreds of visitors a day. I did the same with Xvideo typo domain and gained 50-100 visitors daily. Did the same with Wikipeda and it was around 20 traffic a day. Also did the same with Facebook received like 2-3 visitors a day but Facebook sent me a Cease & Desist letter. I also tried it recently with Party City to drive traffic to a similar niche store. I received several visitors a day. Also did the same with Amazon kindle and received around 20 - 50 traffic daily.

    It's very interesting actually , but I don't think they have useful value especially when dealing with trademarked companies unless you are using some black hat methods to gain traffic or are a spammer. I got rid of all 60+ typo domains a couple years ago.

    I do want to share that I only discovered this trick because someone else did it with a social media site and made $150 with Adsense for like 3 months it was up. I then discovered many bank typos were being monetized as well.
     
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  18. Pedro Santos

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    I have some sucky typos, but they're not just typos:
    Toolbix.com
    Eplic.com
    BrandMew.com
     
  19. swisfa

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    I have a Facebook typo domain wich receive 10-20 visits per day, for how much i can sell it?
     
  20. ecalc

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    ICANN UDRP rules require a complainant to prove 3 elements to obtain an order cancelling or transferring a domain name:
    (1) domain name registered by respondent is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which complainant has rights; and
    (2) respondent has no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the domain name; and
    (3) domain name has been registered and is being used in bad faith.

    Example: National Arbitration Forum case 1588143 decision Dec 22, 2014: <mactys.com>, <macuys.com>, <macvys.com>, <macyas.com>, <mascys.com>, <mavcys.com>, and <msacys.com> domain names to be transferred from respondent to complainant.
     
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  21. Windoms

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  22. Windoms

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    Thank you @ecalc

    For those that don't know. You can see here that the complainant is Macy's, located in USA.
    The domains are owned by a single person, located in China.

    This is what someone needs to prove in order to take your domain.
    (1) the domain name registered by Respondent is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which Complainant has rights; and

    (2) Respondent has no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the domain name; and

    (3) the domain name has been registered and is being used in bad faith.

    Identical and/or Confusingly Similar
    Complainant claims the <mactys.com>, <macuys.com>, <macvys.com>, <macyas.com>, <mascys.com>, <mavcys.com>, and <msacys.com> domain names are confusingly similar to the MACYS.COM mark because they differ by a single added letter.

    Rights or Legitimate Interests
    Complainant must first make a prima facie case Respondent lacks rights and legitimate interests in the disputed domain name under Policy ¶4(a)(ii). Then the burden shifts to Respondent to show it has rights or legitimate interests.
    Complainant claims Respondent is using the disputed domain names to redirect users to dynamic parking pages of commercial links, some of which promote goods and services in competition with Complainant’s own retail offerings. Such use amounts to neither a bona fide offering of goods or services under Policy ¶4(c)(i), nor a legitimate noncommercial or fair use under Policy ¶4(c)(iii). The parking pages contain links to Complainant, as well as links to competitors such as “JCPenney Official Site,” “Zara Clothing Store,” and “TJ MAXX Clothing.”

    Registration and Use in Bad Faith
    Complainant claims the disputed domain names resolve to dynamic parking pages offering links to Complainant’s competition, which disrupts Complainant business and warrants a finding of Policy ¶4(b)(iii) bad faith registration and use. The disputed domain names resolve parking pages featuring links to “JCPenney Official Site,” “Zara Clothing Store,” and “TJ MAXX Clothing,” all of which are direct competitors of Complainant’s department store retail services. This is sufficient evidence of bad faith pursuant to Policy ¶4(b)(iii) because Respondent uses the disputed domain names to promote Complainant’s competitors.


    He could have kept a domain like macsys.com if it was used for something else.
    b. vi. Respondent is using (some or all of) the Disputed Domain Name(s) to redirect unsuspecting Internet users to a website featuring generic links to third-party websites, some of which directly compete with Complainant's business. Presumably, Respondent receives pay-per-click fees from these linked websites. As such, Respondent is not using the Disputed Domain Name(s) to provide a bona fide offering of goods or services as allowed under Policy;

    extras
    b. vii. The earliest date on which Respondent registered the Disputed Domain Name(s) was February 20, 2009, which is significantly after Complainant's first use in commerce, on January 1, 1858

    [c.] The Disputed Domain Name(s) should be considered as having been registered and being used in bad faith for the following reasons:
    i. Respondent's typosquatting behavior is, in and of itself, evidence of bad faith.
    ii. Respondent's bad faith is further shown by the Respondent using the Disputed Domain Name(s) website in connection with generating revenue as a "click through" website by using the Complainant's registered trademark(s) and providing links to the services and products offered by the Complainant to take advantage of Complainant's well known mark to achieve a wrongful competitive advantage and commercial gain.


    FINDINGS
    (1) the domain name registered by Respondent is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which Complainant has rights; and

    (2) Respondent has no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the domain name; and

    (3) the domain name has been registered and is being used in bad faith.

    So for everyone.
    If macies.com is used by Helen Macies Cosmetics as their online store, they are good.
    If you have parking and ads, you screwed.
    If macies.com is a blank page or a lander domain for sale they can't get you, but people can try to scare you with UDRP filings.
     
  23. Windoms

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    So yeah paying 5000$ for that was dumb..
     
  24. woyuan1

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    “gugle.com”
    google china domain “guge.com” typo
     
  25. CrocBuzz

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    I own dpwnloads.com. I have it parked at Undeveloped and it only gets about 30 visits per month. I'd say it's not worth it to invest in typo domains.
     

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