I created a pretty catchy domain name that has the name of my state in it and is "motorcycle oriented". I would rather not mention the name of my site because I do not want this post turning up in a google search for my site! I dont want to give up the domain name and not do anything with it because I think it is catchy and has potential.
I will mention my site is something like this: "XXXMaine.com" The XXX of course replaced with the other half of my domain name.
I originally created the domain name because I wanted to create an online community/forum for motorcycle riders in my state to meet up, talk, and meet other riders. I planned on earning some revenue from ads placed on the site. However, I have had difficulty actually getting people to sign up and start posting! I could drive traffic to the site but getting people to actually register and start posting on my new motorcycle forum was a different story. I still only have 5 members up to this day (3 months later). I also have not been advertising or driving traffic at all in the past 2 months because I have had som much trouble getting people to sign up and get invloved.
So I`ve decided I dont want to keep trying to make this just a forum. My dilemma is:
Should I take this crafty domain name and turn it into something else? (online store, video blog site, info site) and keep the forum as an extra feature on the site?
Since my domain name is "localized" with the name of my state in it, could this drive away visitors or customers from another state if I where to turn this into an eCommerce site/online store? How could I use this localized domain name to my advantage?
I am open and welcome any other ideas that I could use this domain name for!
PeterB9/1/2008 10:52 PM