What to do with a "great" domain name?

by TheStarProject 11 replies
Hello all,

First off as you may notice to the left, I am a Warrior noob and what I would call an online money making guy noob. Trust me, I have plenty of walls and just one head. I've tried bunches, failed lots but won't give up. I'm so sick and tired of my job I could scream until I yak...so I push on...my kids need me home.

I'm not totally a Warrior noob. That search function is incredible. I've never had a chance to post until now much less read the new posts.

So back to the original thread, what would you do with a "great" domain name? I understand that a name is just that. Different to different people along with different industries and nitches, etc. I really don't like to mention names and stuff. Even the sig block gets a little stuffy for me, but I now own --> idiot.tv <--

This might be the exact name I've been looking for (I'll wait until you're done laughing) but for right now it's just pointed to a clickbank offer. I keep thinking of alot of funny, odd, strange and cool things to do, but what would you do with it? How would you monetize it (quickly?)?

I sincerely look forward to some great ideas. Many thanks in advance!
-Brian

PS I guess I better hurry up and figure out how to work this new forum format. Looks great Allen.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #domain #great
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  • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
    Firstly how/where did you get it and how much did you pay for it? Its a great name... if you got it cheap and need cash, sell it at auction.

    Otherwise I think it has good development potential.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheStarProject
      I got it over at enom and I paid pretty good for it. I couldn't pass it up.

      I would prefer the development potential end.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeLantz
    I have a quick idea for you. It is something that would be relatively easy to do until you can figure out your long term plans.

    Put up a wordpress blog with the necessary voting plugins, and post videos from youtube (and other video sites) of people doing stupid things, and let the users vote on each video and make comments on them.

    Also, you could have a contest and let others submit the videos for you to post about, and get some sponsors to give you some prizes.

    Anyway, I could go on and on, as it is a good domain with lots of possibilities.

    Good luck!

    Mike
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    • Profile picture of the author TheStarProject
      Hey Mike,

      That is a great idea. I think I can pull something like this off. It could evolve from there quite nicely.

      To show my noobness, why wordpress?

      I understand the possibilities going on and on. That's a problem with me. I must commit (done), focus, and act. It's that last part that always trips me up somewhere. I think it is just unfocused action maybe.

      Thanks for the help.
      -Brian
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeLantz
        I mentioned Wordpress because it is so simple to setup, add a few plugins, and get going. You don't have to waste time installing multiple scripts, etc...

        Of course, long-term a blog won't be the best thing to run the site on, but it is very good to get started and get you some traffic. Did I mention it is dead simple to setup!?

        Mike
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        • Profile picture of the author TheStarProject
          Hey Mike,
          I think you may want to thump me for this, but do you know anything about channelme.tv? It's offered through enom for pretty cheap where idiot.tv is registered. It says they have a "built in advertising system". This is where they get their cut and I get limitations on what I want to do with my site right?
          Is your idea with wordpress a better idea even for a noob over the ease of this channelme.tv? I don't want to be tied down with limitations.
          Thanks in advance!
          -Brian
          PS could you define "legal licensed content" in lay terms?
          Thanks.
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          • Profile picture of the author MikeLantz
            No, I have never heard of channelme.tv - perhaps someone else can chime in on it.

            I will say it looks easier to setup then what I suggested, but it seems kinds of generic. What you need is something unique and interesting to get traffic.

            Mike
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            • Profile picture of the author ExRat
              Hi Star proj,

              Think yourself lucky, you've only got the one domain that you're stressing about what to do with.

              In a few months you'll have 300...

              A reason wordpress is good is because -

              a) get cpanel hosting with fantastico which allows 3 click installation

              b) stuff like COMMENTS is already there - that's what you want with idiot.tv

              ...and what Mike said...
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              • Profile picture of the author TheStarProject
                It must be unique and interesting. That's why I have decided on the wordpress option. This can't be a cookie cutter project...

                enom doesn't have fantastico. I know I could do a quick search, which I will anyway, but do you have a quick tip on a host?

                Looks like I'm going for cpanel with fantastico. Thanks exrat. Dig the sig...
                ~Brian
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                • Profile picture of the author debra
                  Originally Posted by TheStarProject View Post

                  It must be unique and interesting. That's why I have decided on the wordpress option. This can't be a cookie cutter project...

                  enom doesn't have fantastico. I know I could do a quick search, which I will anyway, but do you have a quick tip on a host?

                  Looks like I'm going for cpanel with fantastico. Thanks exrat. Dig the sig...
                  ~Brian
                  Nah...

                  If your committed to your project...go with Joolma 1.5

                  The main reason is that Pluck signed a major long term contract with NewsCorp. Pluck is responsible for feeding NewsCorp with their meshups.

                  And since your domain will center around idiot.tv, your content can be tailored to the newsCorp meshups through Pluck.

                  Drupal was in the running for the contract and at one time looking like they were going to get it. Til...Joomla pushed out an improved and more stable platform, which is now Joomla 1.5...that's why the new version is quite different from 1.0

                  P.S. got your pm...I'll have a couple of choices ready for you Monday morning. Then we'll go from there.

                  P.P.S. they said I'm supposed to have one of these...so here it is.
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                  • Profile picture of the author TheStarProject
                    Debra,

                    That was about 100% over my head. I know of NewsCorp. and knowing what I know now, I'm rolling with Joomla 1.5. Thank-you, and I guess we will speak next week.

                    Also, I'm going with bluehost in the next few minutes unless someone stops me...;-)

                    ~Brian
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