What Would YOU Do With This Domain Name??

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So I got a domain a few months back when it was dropping and I am wondering what to do with it, wanted to get some advice from anyone here who may have anything in mind....

I got the domain because it had high Search Volume, respectable CPC and was just something that everyone in the world knows.

The Domain name is: CandyBars. net


I thought I would buy it and sell it or flip it, like some domain deals I've done in the past. Flipping domains is cool but I want to build brands and potentially provide a product and or service.

Any ideas on what route I can take with this name? If anyone has ideas and/or would be interested in partnering up on some type of project, I am all ears. Shoot me a PM if you have any suggestions!

Thanks!

-Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author geoscash1
    Why not make an ecommerce or bulk "candy bar" store with it. It doesn't just have to be regular candy bars, it can be multitudes of the available hard candies, taffy etc. There are many bulk wholesale vendors out there so you could easily make it a drop ship type candy store, take orders and pass the buck so to speak..


    You could add the health type candy bars, muscle building candy bars, market to whichever choice you end up doing.


    Or just list it to flip..
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    Thanks for the advice, I was actually thinking about doing something like that taking orders and having a supplier. I would have to look into it but something iv "heard" about drop shipping is that it isn't the best model because you don't have control of customer service or things of that nature...

    Iv been online but have never ventured into the world of ecommerce! Very interesting..

    Solid advice tho. Much appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    If it was me, I would just try to flip it to an owner of a candy store or candy company, but that's just me
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    • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      If it was me, I would just try to flip it to an owner of a candy store or candy company, but that's just me
      Yea flipping it came to mind. I tried to via flippa a few months back but didn't get the price I wanted. Until I started thinking about potential development and brand opportunities with it.

      Thanks for the heads up
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      • Profile picture of the author RedPol
        Originally Posted by OmarNegron View Post

        Yea flipping it came to mind. I tried to via flippa a few months back but didn't get the price I wanted. Until I started thinking about potential development and brand opportunities with it.

        Thanks for the heads up
        A candy bar store owner wouldnt be looking on Flippa. You need to call cold or approach them. You have to think about who you are selling to, and where they are. Flippa isn't a place a store owner would be looking.
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        • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
          Originally Posted by RedPol View Post

          A candy bar store owner wouldnt be looking on Flippa. You need to call cold or approach them. You have to think about who you are selling to, and where they are. Flippa isn't a place a store owner would be looking.

          Lol yep...can't argue there. You 100% right. I was just "use" to listing on Flippa and finding success but obviously everything isn't going to work there.

          There is a different type of market to satisfy on that site and I think that domain wasn't what they were looking for.

          Thanks for the advice on the store owner. Def something I would consider if I don't in fact do something else with the domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edson Buchanan
    I would use the Amazon affiliate program to create a mega candy store. you would basically get paid while Amazon took care of all your orders. Also Amazon is a huge trusted company so its just about getting traffic back to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Affiliatebuddy
    you just cannot start a business because you have a domain.
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by Affiliatebuddy View Post

      you just cannot start a business because you have a domain.
      Yes you can, especially with the one he has

      al
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    • Profile picture of the author brentb
      Originally Posted by Affiliatebuddy View Post

      you just cannot start a business because you have a domain.
      I think he meant...

      One does not simply start a business because you have a domain.

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      • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
        Originally Posted by brentb View Post

        I think he meant...

        One does not simply start a business because you have a domain.


        Yeah I agree with this. But like I said above, IF the domain name makes sense, it's possible to build something around it as long as their is something of value to offer customers or business owners.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    You could work on it and try to monetize it. Write about anything that comes to mind about candy bars. You could also offer paid reviews, you eat the candy bar and get paid to write a review on your own website, it's profitable and easy too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    How much do you want for it, Omar?
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  • Profile picture of the author QueenMelanie
    Originally Posted by OmarNegron View Post


    I got the domain because it had high Search Volume, respectable CPC and was just something that everyone in the world knows.
    actually, only north americans know it as candy...

    It is a really good domain, and if it was me I would Work hard to create a long lasting business from it. No quick churn or burn..
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    • Profile picture of the author kilgore
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      Originally Posted by Affiliatebuddy View Post

      you just cannot start a business because you have a domain.
      Yes you can, especially with the one he has
      al
      Well, of course you can start a business just because you have a domain name -- but it doesn't mean it's a good idea.

      In the offline business world, just because you owned the rights to the name "The Candy Bar Company", would that make it a good idea to start a candy bar related business? Probably not.

      OK, so you might argue that a URL is in some ways more akin to a physical address than a business name in the offline world. Then imagine that you inherited a storefront on Times Square (well, maybe not somewhere quite so expensive, but you get the idea). Now, if (1) you already know how to run a store, (2) you already have a business model for a store that will fit for the type of people that visit Times Square (and can beat the competition that's already there), and (3) you already want to start a store, by all means start one. But if you don't, does it really make sense to spend a lot of time and resources starting a store on Times Square or would it make more sense selling that space to someone who does and using the proceeds to start the type of business that you actually know how to do?

      Of course, this isn't a perfect analogy. There are definitely important differences between a URL and a physical address or a business name. Still, I think just as in the offline world it's better to choose your physical space based on your business model than your business model based on your physical space; it's also better to choose your URL based on your business model rather than your business model based on your URL in the online world.

      That said, I'm not suggesting that the URL you have isn't valuable. Admittedly, I know next to nothing about domaining, but at least to me it seems like a decent name for someone. But just because it's a decent name for someone, doesn't mean that it's going to be a good name for you or that you wouldn't do even better with a different name and a different business altogether.

      I'd also argue that having a descriptive URL (such as a website about Candy Bars being candybars.net) isn't really important and may not even be useful at all. Kayak.com doesn't sell watercraft; Amazon.com doesn't sell rainforest excursions in Brazil; Twitter doesn't sell twits. So your name, while likely useful to someone, is hardly a guarantor of success in itself.

      So again, if you already have a business model in mind for that name, go for it. But judging by your question it doesn't seem like you do. If I were in your shoes, wondering what to do with that domain, I'd probably just try to sell it (reaching out to potential buyers rather than expecting them to find me on Flippa). Trying to build a business around a name seems like a backwards way to build a business.
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    • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
      Originally Posted by Edson Buchanan View Post

      I would use the Amazon affiliate program to create a mega candy store. you would basically get paid while Amazon took care of all your orders. Also Amazon is a huge trusted company so its just about getting traffic back to your site.

      Good idea. I thought about this as well. Only thing I'm not crazy about would be the LOW affiliate commissions I would be receiving for this type of product and many amazon products in general. I would think I could make more of a profit if I thought a little outside the box and didn't try to go the Amazon affiliate direction.

      Originally Posted by Affiliatebuddy View Post

      you just cannot start a business because you have a domain.
      True. But this domain isn't totally like a piece of crap. It has meaning, people search for it, their are vendors, suppliers etc. I don't think its crazy to think a brand could be built around it, with much hard work of course. If the domain was oiwmoimeeimomi2344. com, then I would understand that assumption.

      Originally Posted by Slade556 View Post

      You could work on it and try to monetize it. Write about anything that comes to mind about candy bars. You could also offer paid reviews, you eat the candy bar and get paid to write a review on your own website, it's profitable and easy too.
      Sort of like a blog about Candy Bars? I guess it could work. I am trying to aim towards something that would have the potential to share socially through social networks possibly. Good idea, thanks for that.

      Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

      How much do you want for it, Omar?
      Honestly, I couldn't put a price on it at the moment because now I have ideas running in my head as to what I should do with it. Got any ideas? Im all ears and if you want to potentially partner up PM me.

      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      The Hersheys Store*| Welcome to the official Hersheys online store

      They have an affiliate program through Commission Junction

      If it were me, I would build a site and then sell the whole thing

      al
      Good idea. Depending on the circumstances, the affiliate route may be the best bet for this type of site...Thanks.

      Originally Posted by QueenMelanie View Post

      actually, only north americans know it as candy...

      It is a really good domain, and if it was me I would Work hard to create a long lasting business from it. No quick churn or burn..
      O wow. Didn't really think of that. I guess I am stuck in my American ways. lol. Good to know! I agree with you about creating something long lasting though, that's why I am reluctant to even sell the domain name anymore!
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
        Originally Posted by OmarNegron View Post

        Honestly, I couldn't put a price on it at the moment because now I have ideas running in my head as to what I should do with it. Got any ideas? Im all ears and if you want to potentially partner up PM me.
        I'd be much happier if it was a .com. I can't remember the last time I bought a .net, but I actually have an idea of how to develop this. When you have idea of price range, feel free to message me.

        Thanks,

        Tom
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        • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
          Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

          I'd be much happier if it was a .com. I can't remember the last time I bought a .net, but I actually have an idea of how to develop this. When you have idea of price range, feel free to message me.

          Thanks,

          Tom

          Yes I agree with you. If it was a .com, then I'm sure I would be getting inbound inquiries on that type of name. But in the past, I've been able to do well with several .net domain names primarily through organic traffic.

          Since you may be interested, sending over a PM now.

          Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author the_icon
    Dont just sell the domain.

    Do something with it, then if you want to sell it you can sell it with history.
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    • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
      Originally Posted by the_icon View Post

      Dont just sell the domain.

      Do something with it, then if you want to sell it you can sell it with history.

      The more I think about it, the more I may go in this route and see what happens. I wouldn't even have selling it in mind, I would try to instead focus on creating a valuable resource for anyone who visits the site and go from there.

      Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    Decent domain, but "candybars.net" is a sh*t brand.

    I'd sell it to someone with an existing operation. Even though it's a .net there is still value in the vanity aspect. The ideal buyer is someone with an existing brand that doesn't translate to a good domain. For instance, Delicious Candy International having deliciouscandyinternational.com. I made that name up, but it's an example of where a company may desire a generic keyword domain because their band doesn't make a good domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicoli
    It's a great name because it is easily remembered and has a comfortable feel when read that most can relate to. It does not have to be in any way, shape or form, associated with a candy company. Indeed, you will probably do best to build something in a totally unrelated niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
      Originally Posted by DubDubDubDot View Post

      Decent domain, but "candybars.net" is a sh*t brand.

      I'd sell it to someone with an existing operation. Even though it's a .net there is still value in the vanity aspect. The ideal buyer is someone with an existing brand that doesn't translate to a good domain. For instance, Delicious Candy International having deliciouscandyinternational.com. I made that name up, but it's an example of where a company may desire a generic keyword domain because their band doesn't make a good domain.
      haha thanks for the honesty! I like the ideas. Hmmmm maybe I see if any companies that are specifically invested in this niche are interested that have ugly domains. Thank you

      Originally Posted by nicoli View Post

      It's a great name because it is easily remembered and has a comfortable feel when read that most can relate to. It does not have to be in any way, shape or form, associated with a candy company. Indeed, you will probably do best to build something in a totally unrelated niche.
      Something totally unrelated? Interesting insights but this could be a way to go...Thank you!
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      • Profile picture of the author nicoli
        Originally Posted by OmarNegron View Post

        haha thanks for the honesty! I like the ideas. Hmmmm maybe I see if any companies that are specifically invested in this niche are interested that have ugly domains. Thank you



        Something totally unrelated? Interesting insights but this could be a way to go...Thank you!
        It's not a shit brand at all. Dubdubdubdot has no idea what he is talking about most of the time anyway.

        There are a ton of awesome websites out there with unrelated but catchy names. The TLD is irrelevant really, in terms of ranking anyway, it has 0 significance.

        I think it's a catchy name and you'd do well to match it up with a good website.
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        • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
          Originally Posted by nicoli View Post

          It's not a shit brand at all. Dubdubdubdot has no idea what he is talking about most of the time anyway.

          There are a ton of awesome websites out there with unrelated but catchy names. The TLD is irrelevant really, in terms of ranking anyway, it has 0 significance.

          I think it's a catchy name and you'd do well to match it up with a good website.

          O wow....well I don't wanna call anyone out. But thank you for the advice. I'm more interested in developing a brand like someone said before as well, building a real business and not churn and burn type of operation.
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          • Profile picture of the author nicoli
            Originally Posted by OmarNegron View Post

            O wow....well I don't wanna call anyone out. But thank you for the advice. I'm more interested in developing a brand like someone said before as well, building a real business and not churn and burn type of operation.
            Spend a good 20 to 30 hours researching and looking at similar startups who kicked off with a catchy but totally unrelated domain name.

            I've flipped many high priced domain names that were catchy and the buyers ALL launched in completely different niches/markets, a good amount of who now kill it with their sites.

            Good luck and enjoy the process
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            • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
              Originally Posted by nicoli View Post

              Spend a good 20 to 30 hours researching and looking at similar startups who kicked off with a catchy but totally unrelated domain name.

              I've flipped many high priced domain names that were catchy and the buyers ALL launched in completely different niches/markets, a good amount of who now kill it with their sites.

              Good luck and enjoy the process

              Interesting..Thanks for the advice. Any examples of names that you flipped if you don't mind sharing, you can PM me.

              Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author ACandi
    Hi Omar,

    You seem to have some experience in SEO and selecting a domain name to get high search engine ranking.

    You also talked about creating what I assume is high quality brands and possibly offering products to take advantage of brand reputation.

    That I also think is a good general idea, but you need to become specific for your experience and ideas to become feasible and achievable goals!

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    • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
      Originally Posted by ACandi View Post

      Hi Omar,

      You seem to have some experience in SEO and selecting a domain name to get high search engine ranking.

      You also talked about creating what I assume is high quality brands and possibly offering products to take advantage of brand reputation.

      That I also think is a good general idea, but you need to become specific for your experience and ideas to become feasible and achievable goals!

      LB.
      Yes, I am familiar with SEO and things of that nature. I've been into it for a while. Yeah, I am more leaning towards working on a brand/bigger type venture.
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