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How buying dropped domains can be very lucrative and profitable



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How buying dropped domains can be very lucrative and profitable

Earlier I asked if it was worth buying a domain I knew had dropped again and what peoples views on buying dropped domains. Now I want to talk about actually buying dropped domains as a way to make money.

Because we were saying how some sites that drop are already getting traffic to them but the owners have forgot to renew them and they drop which you can then register yourself and coin in on the traffic that site was receiving.

So it can actually be quite profitable and lucrative buying dropped domains. Some people get very luck indeed as well. While there are literally millions of domains dropping everyday. More like thousands. Most of them are probably rubbish domains/sites that didn't rank for anything such as parked domains etc. However some of these dropped domains used to be big successful sites the the webmaster has either forgotten to renew or doesn't care anymore (maybe they won the lottery and abandoned it) and you can then re-register this domain again in your name.

Of course, if you come across a dropped domain like this that was getting a lot of traffic to it whether organic or referral traffic, direct or social media traffic. And if it was getting a lot it, you can cash in on that by monetizing it. This completely cuts out having to SEO your site or build traffic and backlinks to it yourself which can take a long time before you eventually build up a lot of traffic and ranking to your site.

When you purchase a dropped domain, and it happens to be a domain that was a very big website that was getting a lot of traffic to it already, then someone else has already done all that for you, on that website. You can then do whatever you need to do to remonetize it and turn that traffic into earnings somehow.

Basically, this is something people do and it can prove to be extremely lucrative and profitable. If you think about it, it only costs about $9 to register a domain. And the traffic the site is getting could earn you back that much in one day (depending on how much traffic it was getting).

There's many ways to check how much traffic a website is/was getting. And there's lots of tools out there you can check all its details out too such as backlinks count, PA/DA, Alexa rank etc etc just use SimilarWeb or Woorank.

There are even some sites that can send you a list of freshly dropped domains everyday which you can then run through some bulk PA/DA checker etc and then if you see any that have good PA/DA etc look into it some more and see if it's worth buying (reregistering) and then bring it back to its former glory and earn from that.

I think there are stories where people have reregistered the domain then held it to ransom to the original owner for like 100x its worth. That's why you should always make sure your domains never drop if they're a serious site!

Of course, there's more ins and outs to it than that, but that's basically buying dropped domains in a nutshell, how it works and what you might need to do.

So yeah, buying dropped domains. Is this something you do?

If not is it something you think you could or would do?

What more can you tell me about buying dropped domains?

Do you think that buying dropped domains is ethical?

What's a good source/site to find fresh dropped domains?

Cheers!

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TommyCarey

Oh man, if you can actually get some good domains from companies that are already in business and sell them back to the business, you can make a good amount of profit How buying dropped domains can be very lucrative and profitable

I knew a guy who got a domain by extreme luck and sold it back to the business for around $15,000. Now you'll run into problems if the business has a trademark on their name, and most do, so you'll want to try and avoid those domains because even if you spend $1,000 on the domain, you'll only get what you paid for it. And there are some instances where the people will pay you $10 for the domain even though you've spent $1,000 on it and you can't do anything about it because they have the trademark, incorporations, copyrights, licensing, etc.

If you can somehow get dropped domains from popular website that aren't trademarked, that's where the cash cow is How buying dropped domains can be very lucrative and profitable You can pay $5 to $25 per domain since it was dropped and becomes part of the domain pool. After you purchase it, you can add a quick domain sale page on the domain, contact the previous owner, and make them an offer they can't refuse How buying dropped domains can be very lucrative and profitable If it's a company making $500,000 a year, you can easily ask for $50,000 and they'll either agree or come back with a much lower number. They'll probably counter with "We'll give you what you paid for it!" which is a pretty standard response. That's when you ask them if they really want your domain, they'll have to put in a serious offer. They'll probably come back with $10,000 and that's when it starts to get fun because now you've already made 10k on it How buying dropped domains can be very lucrative and profitable Go down $5,000 and they'll go up $5,000, hopefully. If it all works out, you can sell the domain for around $30,000 How buying dropped domains can be very lucrative and profitable

Now this is a long shot, but it's worth keeping at it because selling just one domain can mean you've made an additional $15 an hour, for 8 hours a day, for 1 year How buying dropped domains can be very lucrative and profitable



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Lynne

It sounds like it could be lots of fun to play around this something like this... but I would not know how to start trying to find a domain that is dropped and worth doing this with.



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idealmike

Just do a Google search "find dropped domains" or "latest dropped domains list" and the like. Google is your friend! Dropped domains can be a great way to expand your current portfolio of sites. So if you're a blogger that blogs about puppy training and you find a dropped domain called puppytrainingtips.com that would be a good domain to reregister because it could be valuable to you. Especially if the site that was on that domain already has or had lots of content on it and has already been SEO'd and has traffic to it or is/was ranking for things. That's another way in how dropped domains can be an absolute gold mine. But as Raz has pointed out, it's not always that the webmaster or owner of that domain has forgotten about it. Most of the time a domain drops is because the webmaster doesn't care about the site anymore for some reason. It could be that they couldn't get it ranking for anything and it wasn't getting enough traffic or earning enough money to keep it registered. But it could also be because that domain has had a penalty applied to it and there's no real way of knowing that next to searching siteHow buying dropped domains can be very lucrative and profitableomain.com in Google and seeing if it's indexed. If it is, it probably hasn't got a penalty but if nothing shows doing a siteHow buying dropped domains can be very lucrative and profitableomain.com search in Google it probably has. That's not to say it still isn't worth reregistering. The penalty (if there is one) could be for something simple which you could fix. So there are pros/cons to doing it and you need to know about these things first but generally, dropped domains can be very valuable still.



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cmoneyspinner

This is not the first time I've heard about making money from buying domains. My son and his friend used to buy domains and resell them. But I've not heard your “spin” on buying dropped domains. I like it! Sounds like something that's doable.



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