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Old 18th April 2011, 12:21 AM   #1

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Default Similar Domain Names

I was set on the name for my current idea to be dayofame.com until today I found out there is a website called dayoffame.com. It is up and running but it doesn't look like it has been updated in 2 years. Dayofame.com is an available domain name, but I feel like it's too similar to a site that's already out there.
What do you think I should do?

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Old 18th April 2011, 09:22 AM   #2
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I am no expert but have bought a few domains and have a few websites up and running. I would think hard about getting another domain or look at the domain that is similar and see if you could buy it for a reasonable price. If it has not been updated for a number of years and there is not a lot of income the owner is getting from it you maybe able to buy it. If I could do that then I would get both domain names and have the one point to the other so you would not need to worry about the issue. If purchasing the domain look at what it would cost to buy just the domain and the domain and the current content on the site, if the content is something that would be worthwhile to you. Hope that helps some.

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Old 18th April 2011, 10:07 AM   #3

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Is the subject matter of the site and yours similar or very different? That would be a deciding factor for me. Don't want to send the older domain your traffic

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Old 18th April 2011, 02:40 PM   #4

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Thanks for the replies.

I sent an email to them, it was the only contact info I could find. I have a feeling I won't get a reply anytime soon. The subject matter is similar, so I wouldn't use my name unless I could own the other one as well.

I found the domain on network solutions' website but they charge $20 to just make an offer.

I'm leaning toward finding a new name..I've been trying for hours now.

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Old 21st May 2011, 03:38 PM   #5

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Default Hi bschulz7

Not to sure why your so crazy about this domain, just make sure your domain name as a top key word in it.
You can call your business what ever you want, but get a keyword in your URL
That's more important.

Bschulz7 Bike Shop = www.bikeshop.com

You have three key words in there, bike, bikes & bikeshop

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