Can I just buy and sell domain names for profit?

  1. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    Can I just buy and sell domain names for profit?

  2. Matt Weeks profile image87
    Matt Weeksposted 5 years ago

    It depends on your intent in making the original purchase of the domain name. The  practice of intentionally registering a domain with the intent of selling it to a holder of a trademark afterwards is known as cybersquatting, and can render you subject to hefty fines in many countries and local jurisdictions if a court decides that you registered the domain in bad faith, with the intent of selling it for a profit.

    If, however, you are talking about buying up generic domain names for abstract concepts or ideas and waiting for someone to offer to buy it from you, that is a different story. Just be careful to do your research beforehand.

  3. JPayton profile image61
    JPaytonposted 5 years ago

    As Matt said earlier it depends on the situation.  But in general if you buy good exact match domains with high search volume there would be a potential to make some money.  But you also risk buying a bunch of domains and no one wanting them and being stuck with them.