What to do with domains

Started by dark404, Dec 18, 2022, 01:15 AM

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Similar to YouTube, there exist domains with typos. Is there any potential to leverage these domains?
Can they be monetized?

Furthermore, what is the approximate cost of such domains? Will there be any demand for them?

From my perspective, while buying domains with common misspellings can be a strategy for driving traffic to your website, it's important to consider whether the investment is worthwhile given the potential returns.


Typically, Google will deprioritize cloned websites in their search results, rendering them largely unreadable.
However, for those who create clone websites, there exists the possibility to collect password databases and sell them.

In addition, it is possible to spin ads in front of videos or embed ad blocks while still pulling primary information from YouTube.

Lastly, individuals may also consider selling cloned domains to YouTube.

While the potential financial gains from creating a cloned website may seem tempting, it's important to consider the ethical implications of doing so. The sale of user data and exploitation of copyrighted content can result in severe legal and moral consequences.


To reiterate for those who may not understand: a domain cannot "be" owned, it is simply available for rent through any registrar. In fact, taking back a domain is much easier than sending two bytes.

While some domains may fly under the radar, as soon as they attract attention from Google or others, they can be quickly removed by violating the rental contract.

So in reality, the value of domains can fluctuate greatly and may not always be worth as much as their initial asking price. As with any investment, it's important to carefully consider the potential risks and returns before making a decision.

Joseph Berrington

Numerous methods exist for generating profit through similar, or even identical domain names in a different zone; however, this approach is not without risks.

Those who attempt to copy established brands with a slight variation in spelling will likely be caught quickly by PR domain agents and Google employees who monitor for such activity.

Nonetheless, there are still ways to mitigate the risk of legal trouble. One approach involves creating a website with a nearly identical design but in a different domain zone. Unless the brand in question has registered a trademark, there is typically no prohibition against using similar domains.

Overall, the ethical and legal implications of purchasing cloned or similar domain names should be carefully considered before investing any time, energy, or resources into such endeavours.