Down For Everyone Or Just Me?

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You know I bet we all have some bookmarked websites that are totally free to use and helpful as hell when we need them.

This one for example....

Down For Everyone Or Just Me -> Check if your website is down or up?

It basically let's you know that you are not crazy and a site is temporarily down or not.


I am just curious as to why someone creates a website like this? No ads that I can see

USA Alexa Rank 1300. currently.

So what is the incentive for this to the owner?

I have been using it for years even when the WarriorForum used to go down on occasion.

Just wondering your thoughts Thanks.

Would you create a website like this?

-Art
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  • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
    If I can't pull up my own website then it is down.

    Don't need another site to tell me.

    That site is probably just collecting data. Or could just be a programmer with too much time on their hands.
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  • Profile picture of the author BranTheMan
    Believe it or not, not everyone creates a website in an attempt to make money from it

    The one I question the most is http://Loser.com. Whoever owns that could probably pawn that domain name off for $100k, yet they choose to just troll people by redirecting it to celebrities and politicians.
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
      Originally Posted by BranTheMan View Post

      Believe it or not, not everyone creates a website in an attempt to make money from it

      The one I question the most is http://Loser.com. Whoever owns that could probably pawn that domain name off for $100k, yet they choose to just troll people by redirecting it to celebrities and politicians.

      Which is really beautiful BranTheMan but...just one JV deal? Banner ad? A little one.


      Now this I am used to..

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    • Profile picture of the author BrownBeard
      Originally Posted by BranTheMan View Post

      Believe it or not, not everyone creates a website in an attempt to make money from it

      The one I question the most is http://Loser.com. Whoever owns that could probably pawn that domain name off for $100k, yet they choose to just troll people by redirecting it to celebrities and politicians.
      You do not know how to evaluate domains.

      No company is going to say "you know what a great name for our new product is? Loser. Lets go buy Loser.com."

      Hey guys guess what? I just bought my new Ford Loser, yeah! I love my loser! Haha, I know I'm a loser, you guys are funny!

      Never happening.

      It's not junk but it's not worth 100k.

      They'll get super lucky if some movie company wants to make a movie named loser, which nobody will ever go see unless it's a comedy. I still doubt they would pay 100k. I doubt losermovie.com is registered.

      Lets be realistic about this, are they going to make an extra 100k because people have to type losermovie.com instead of loser.com? Google will send them to the right domain, which ever they buy.

      Who ever owns that is doing exactly what I would be doing with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author nature123
    Originally Posted by Profit Traveler View Post

    You know I bet we all have some bookmarked websites that are totally free to use and helpful as hell when we need them.

    This one for example....

    Down For Everyone Or Just Me -> Check if your website is down or up?

    It basically let's you know that you are not crazy and a site is temporarily down or not.


    I am just curious as to why someone creates a website like this? No ads that I can see

    USA Alexa Rank 1300. currently.

    So what is the incentive for this to the owner?

    I have been using it for years even when the WarriorForum used to go down on occasion.

    Just wondering your thoughts Thanks.

    Would you create a website like this?

    -Art
    Not everybody trying to make money from their sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
      Originally Posted by nature123 View Post

      Not everybody trying to make money from their sites.
      I can agree with that Nature123 and sometimes we are on the outside looking in and we do not see the bigger picture that is the part I am curious about.

      I would say it is def worth some money if placed on market.

      Thanks so much for the comment.
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    Interesting insights from domainer viewpoint.

    Thanks.

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    • Profile picture of the author BrownBeard
      Originally Posted by Profit Traveler View Post

      Interesting insights from Pro domainer BrownBeard.

      I was curious what you thought of Honest.com selling for what it did?

      On a side note would love to know if you moved to Cayman Islands or born there?

      Did you decide to move there for business purposes?

      We can chat via PM on that if more appropriate. (or none of my damn business) Thanks.

      -Art
      I'm not sure what you're getting at here, but Honest.com is worth between 5 and 20 times loser.com.

      To Tom Addams:

      Caroline Westbrook is not a domain broker, she is not a lawyer, and I have absolutely no idea who Netristrar is, but a quick Google-ing of them doesn't make me believe this entity is a dominate force in the domain marketplace.

      I don't know why UK media generally seem to be so uninformed, but that metro.co.uk, piece is almost entirely inaccurate.

      Something tells me an editor said something a long the lines of "Kanye West, figure something out."

      ‘There are legal issues to consider,’ their spokesman points out. ‘If you’re redirecting to another person’s site it’s not just the technical issues you need to think about.
      /eyeroll /facepalm

      I can think of a few ways to get the personal information of a person who is using private registration, trust me the owner of that is in no danger by linking to something.

      Sometimes domains do sell for astronomically high amounts, but it's usually a situation where the owner is unwilling to sell and the domain is "not for sale."

      Also, https://flippa.com/5992318-retard-com

      Think about what the person did with that domain (nothing.)

      And

      what's going on with this being suspended etc., did someone report this domain as offensive?

      Could have something to do with bids jumping from $7k to $61k due to Bidder #1 bidding against himself
      Obviously the domain did exchange hands according to whois history, but I encourage you to disregard that sale when trying to evaluate domain names. Something weird happened there. It's very possible a person with a ton of money felt like doing something, well, you know, like massively overpaying for retard.com.

      The rest of the domains you listed are great domains.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Off the top of my head:

    moron.com - $20,000
    nerdy.com - $60,000
    retard.com - $61,936
    ErectileDysfunction.com - $241,000
    Porker.com - $155,000


    And those are the domain sales whose names are sufficiently inoffensive to post on WF.

    The value of a domain is exactly what someone is willing to pay for it. I can think of many potential applications for Loser.com, and being somewhat aware of the domain buyers in those industries, I'd say loser could fetch mid-6 figures to 7.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    You don't need to advertise anything on a site to increase its value for later sale. The traffic alone is valuable.

    I can't remember the url, as it was mentioned to me 4 years ago, but I remember the company president I was working for at the time (a guy I'll readily admit is smarter than I am) giving me an example of a site that gave away great training content...built up the traffic...and sold for a million bucks. The buyers were buying the eyeballs that targeted traffic brought them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    Originally Posted by Tom Addams View Post

    Off the top of my head:

    moron.com - $20,000
    nerdy.com - $60,000
    retard.com - $61,936
    ErectileDysfunction.com - $241,000
    Porker.com - $155,000


    And those are the domain sales whose names are sufficiently inoffensive to post on WF.

    The value of a domain is exactly what someone is willing to pay for it. I can think of many potential applications for Loser.com, and being somewhat aware of the domain buyers in those industries, I'd say loser could fetch mid-6 figures to 7.

    Here.

    - Tom

    That is the exact measuring stick I choose to use Tom.


    Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post

    You don't need to advertise anything on a site to increase its value for later sale. The traffic alone is valuable.

    I can't remember the url, as it was mentioned to me 4 years ago, but I remember the company president I was working for at the time (a guy I'll readily admit is smarter than I am) giving me an example of a site that gave away great training content...built up the traffic...and sold for a million bucks. The buyers were buying the eyeballs that targeted traffic brought them.
    Sorry I do not buy it Jason.

    Smarter than you?

    But being Thanked over 6000 times by your colleages? Priceless brother.

    Excellent point on the value of traffic thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oziboomer
    With companies like Acxiom selling data on everyone it should be assumed that monetisation of a website doesn't have to be obvious to be profitable.

    If you want to read more about why data is valuable to companies you can start here:
    https://aboutthedata.com/why/

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  • Profile picture of the author shopifyproton
    is www.loser.com still available ?
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  • Profile picture of the author kazimuhith
    That is a crazy website .... and the simplest one I have seen ...
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Put a domain name in, and you'll get your answer on the next page. After you get your answer, you also get a link to an affiliate offer - hosting, when I tried it just now.

    Very clever. Since they do provide a useful service, this might the kind of site "spammer math" works for.
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      Put a domain name in, and you'll get your answer on the next page. After you get your answer, you also get a link to an affiliate offer - hosting, when I tried it just now.

      Very clever. Since they do provide a useful service, this might the kind of site "spammer math" works for.

      Oh John you remind me of the Domain Valuation websites!

      I once saw that Boobs.Me was avail and put it in a "Valuation website" (and they keep all recent valuations on display) just for fun and the results said it was worth Thousands. It was registered before I could type GoDaddy!

      Live and learn. Hang out at valuation websites? You never know.

      Just typed that url and its going to a lead generation website.
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  • Profile picture of the author ydsimple
    Ye some people just make sites for fun and whats interesting that most of them are getting pretty good traffic!
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    • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
      Originally Posted by ydsimple View Post

      Ye some people just make sites for fun and whats interesting that most of them are getting pretty good traffic!
      Like some Youtube videos going viral with no links.

      I think that is time that we introduce ourselves and explain to them what a JV is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    Ironic yesterday the forum kept going down like in the old days but now its owned by a publicly traded company but still experiencing same problem? Interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    agree => Not everybody trying to make money from their sites

    many build them in their spare time to have fun
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    • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
      Originally Posted by maxsi View Post

      agree => Not everybody trying to make money from their sites

      many build them in their spare time to have fun
      I agreed with you.

      I saw some site ...never update contents no ads , no affiliate link...

      they just rot....irony ...it can be rank....due to their unique or weird domain name...
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      • Profile picture of the author pawandave
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        There is one and only thing , the guy is very lucrative. they don't need money for OR may have some hidden way to monetize like collecting data etc
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        • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
          Originally Posted by pawandave View Post

          There is one and only thing , the guy is very lucrative. they don't need money for OR may have some hidden way to monetize like collecting data etc
          last time I want to create this kind of site ( which I believe can be viral share in social medias )

          I believe fellow IM surely encounter ...people share on FB...

          like " a funny Q and A answer " in the end will tell you .yours character ..is like how..

          OR....another funny summary etc...

          but I cannot find anyone know how to do this....I believe is some sort of " auto generated sciprits "

          this kind of website can go viral..easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author SCrafted
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    Kind of a useless site eheheheh
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  • Profile picture of the author tich
    Originally Posted by Profit Traveler View Post

    You know I bet we all have some bookmarked websites that are totally free to use and helpful as hell when we need them.

    This one for example....

    Down For Everyone Or Just Me -> Check if your website is down or up?

    It basically let's you know that you are not crazy and a site is temporarily down or not.


    I am just curious as to why someone creates a website like this? No ads that I can see

    USA Alexa Rank 1300. currently.

    So what is the incentive for this to the owner?

    I have been using it for years even when the WarriorForum used to go down on occasion.

    Just wondering your thoughts Thanks.

    Would you create a website like this?

    -Art
    Not everything is about money. Sometimes it's about adding value to people
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    how was the progress so far bro ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    One thing for certain.

    Whether the person monetizes the website or not if you get the consistent traffic you have a valuable asset on your hands that investors will find attractive.
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