I have an odd situation developing and a little advice is appreciated; a few days ago Amazon sent an email saying that I had a website which violated their terms of service, and that the url I had was also a violation. I wasn't aware of the problem but on looking it all over I agreed that I was in violation and quickly complied with their request to dismantle the website. They next sent an email saying that my account would not be reinstated unless I sell them my url. They're being quite insistent and I'm wondering if the url might have some value to someone else and perhaps I should stick it on ebay or some such, sell it to the highest bidder, and let my mostly dormant amazon account remain closed forever. I'm not in love with amazon as a money method, so this wouldn't distress me.
My url is www.wikipediaamazon.com.
It was a low key experiment in passive traffic generation. I figured that someone going to wikipedia to research amazon, and typed in those two words, might be open to being sidetracked to my amazon website instead. It worked for about 4 months and it did bring traffic.
It hadn't occurred to me before that using the name of wiki and amazon might be some other kind of violation too, like hijacking a trademark or something similar.
From the first email I offered amazon that I would simply dismantle the website and put the url on the back burner and simply let it expire back to public domain in about 8 months.
This was all a very low key experament for me and I had not even looked at the site for three months, so if this all goes away quietly thats perfect, I've got my mind on other things these days.
Any thoughts? Do I sell it amazon at the url cost of $10? Do I jack up the price to amazon? Or do I sell it on the open market because there might be some value in it?
Comments appreciated, (abuse for my naive newby mistakes not so much, lol) thank you BR88