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Multiple "Same Pattern" Domains - Can't Develop All - What Should I Do?
Domains with same ending
cuid




msg:4212960
 11:25 am on Oct 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

I own about 60 related domains all ending <the same number>.

Ideally I'd like to develop them but I can't possibly run 60 websites at the same time.

Does anyone have suggestions as to how I can utilize them?

Thanks

[edited by: Webwork at 4:39 pm (utc) on Oct 7, 2010]
[edit reason] Please describe your domains without specific reference [/edit]

 

Webwork




msg:4213522
 1:10 am on Oct 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Paperweights?

Don't feel bad. There was a man who spent tens of thousands of dollars registering similarly clever domains who eventually had to accept reality and let those thousands of domains lapse.

I'm not far behind. :-/, :P and ~<0>..<0>~

caribguy




msg:4213568
 3:20 am on Oct 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Are the topics related?

I'm in the process of converting several small ServiceCity.tld sites to a single ServiceTerm.tld site.

The new site will have City.ServiceTerm landing pages. If it all works out, I'm planning to renew the old domains once for 2 years or so and then drop.

cuid




msg:4213610
 5:29 am on Oct 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

@webwork - Yes paperweights might be the way to go! There are a lot of them about.

@caribguy - Yes, they are all IT terms. Not sure I understand why you would do this. Why keep the ServiceCity.tld sites and not just develop and promote the ServiceTerm.tld site itself? What are the advantages of this model?

caribguy




msg:4213646
 7:36 am on Oct 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

In my case, ServiceTerm.tld will eventually cover more cities than I have domains for. My (as yet unproven) theory is that it will be easier to market/brand/rank the overall site.

Ah, never mind: why keep the domains at all? I've already seen a bunch of copycat sites for my local ones. Why give them an even easier in? Also, any existing links will keep flowing to the main site. I expect that in 2+ years time, our backlink profile won't require the old sites anymore.

Webwork




msg:4213724
 12:25 pm on Oct 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

If they're not domains with type-in traffic, which they aren't, then the time invested to build "60 somethings that might gain traction" (traffic, eyeballs, etc) would probably be better spent building one good thing, on one good domain.

HuskyPup




msg:4213727
 12:33 pm on Oct 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

would probably be better spent building one good thing, on one good domain.


I would agree if it is only focussed on one market/country however multiple domains still make a lot of sense from a gobal and specific country target aspect.

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