Typo domains are fantastic domains to flip for the simple reason that they are strictly limited to the amount out there. If you are trying to get typo domains for “Googles” there are only a set few that a) get traffic and b) resemble the original name enough to elicit interest. If you can prove that your typo domains get a good amount of traffic you can easily sell to a domain parking specialist for a huge profit.
So what type of typo domains should you go after?
1. Popular product typos
2. City typos
3. Company name typos
4. Personal name typos
Let’s discuss the above typo names one by one.
Popular Product Typos
The main key to success in flipping popular product typos is knowing well when to sell because popular products will not remain popular forever. So, these are the type of domains you’ll need to sell as soon as possible. The price it fetches is directly connected to how popular the product is and how close it to the real name.
However, there are some risks in flipping these names. Product owners, especially big companies, might sue you. One way to avoid risk is not to contact product owners to sell the names to them. Your main objective should be to sell your typo domains to people engaged in domain parking.
City typos are the underutilised but profitable type of typo because not as many people search for cities as they do products, companies, and people. If you have a domain like www.Califarnia.com you’d get a huge amount of traffic. You would get handsome amount of money in parking or sell the domain name. The key to making a profit with the typos is by selling them to the city themselves.
There is no legal risk of owning a city typo because they are general names and can’t be trademarked.
These typos can be the most profitable domains for sure. But possible legal consequences that might follow of owning can be devastating. The risk of possible legal suits can be minimized by judicious use of the domain. Parking of company typos should be avoided because it provides proof that you are trying to profit from their trademark. Avoid typos of companies of the same nation as you are because taking legal action against you would be difficult. Also avoid big brother companies like Microsoft, Dell etc. My experience shows that flipping typos of small to medium companies are profitable.
Personal Name Typos
Personal name typos have nearly no legal repercussions unless you buy a typo of, say Taylor Swift or some unique domain. These also get huge money at domain auction places because domainers see the potential in selling to the end-user. Again it all depends on how close your name is to the actual name of the person. One thing I’d recommend is not only to go after celebrities but also after highly paid CEO’s.
One important thing to remember that most of the celebrities’ names are chopped off version of their real name or a totally different adopted names. So registering their original names can become hugely profitable for you. For example, Sachin Tendulkar is a world famous cricketer from India but his real name is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. You can register SachinRameshTendulkar.com and sell it to him or owner of SachinTendulkar.com.
There are plenty of good tools to generate typos. However, you have to ensure that the typo(s) you are registering has (a) good search volume and (b) it closely resembles the real name. Here is the list of some great tools to generate typos: