How should I market a gay porn URL?

A friend and I were recently brainstorming punk band names and came up with some interesting ones. However one of them, we realised, would be even better for a gay porn site. I mean, perfect. Just for kicks I checked the URL and found that it was available. So now I am wondering if I have a potential goldmine on my hands if I can register the URL and sell it to a website developer. But the problem is, how do I market it? My friend and I know nothing about gay porn (no, really!), so have no idea how we would reach our audience.

So knowing the Dopers are experts in all matter sexual (and not bad at creative thinking either), I want to pose the question to you. What is the best way to find a buyer for my gay porn URL? While we are at it, how much would something like this be worth?

(sorry, I would love to share the name, but until I get it registered, I better keep it under wraps. And I don’t want to spend the 35 bucks until I know I have a chance of selling it…)
Mods, I am looking for a factual answer, but if you think it goes better in IMHO, feel free…

Well first off you dont need 35 bucks, its like 8.95/year via Godaddy.com lock that puppy down.

Theres a market for people setting up a site, monetising it and then selling it off to 3rd parties. Check out the Sitepoint marketplace. I dont know if they allow porn however. You would still have to do the initial work of generating good content and gaining a high place in the google rankings if you want your site to sell for a decent amount.

A number of gay porn websites that I’ve [del]visited[/del] heard stories of around the campfire have referrla programs for webmasters by which you as the site owner would get a share of revenue generated.

thanks. Just to clarify, I won’t be developing the site content (I wouldn’t even know where to start). I just want to make money off the URL (I think they call this ‘cybersquatting’?)

You can do what I do, which is register them at Sedo.com. This also allows you to view how many people actually visit the site blind, meaning how many people just type it in to see if it is a real site. Also, if someone else types in the name to try to register it, it will direct them to Sedo and allow them to make you an offer.

A good thing about it is you could also park it. By parking it you allow Sedo to put advertisements on there, which are generally directed towards the market of your site. Every time someone clicks on the site you get a small piece of the advertising action (sometimes .02 cents, sometimes $1 per click).

I have about a hundred sites registered at any given time. I have no real investment other than the 8.95 through GoDaddy.com. I am able to sit on the site for a year and if there is really no action on it, I just let it go. If I even get one offer, or it brings enough advertising revenue to support the 8.95 registering fee, I keep it. There are some sites that bring me a couple hundred dollars a month in revenue and I have sold some sites for a few thousand dollars.

The only problem with porn sites are there are so many out there. The good things is if it is a good name, someone might buy it and direct it to another site. I have a few porn name sites, some which are so absurd, but bring me good money. I actually sold one with such a crazy name (I thought nobody would want it, but it seemed funny/sick at the time) and it made me very good money. And now the site is up and running and they are probably making very good money.

Good luck!

I have heard that just searching to see if a domain name is available can trigger automated notifications to “cybersquatters” that someone is thinking about registering the name. If this is true, and the name is good, you might be out of luck already, Endemic.

That’s what I’ve heard. No idea if it’s true.

Reminds me of the time I was trying to find the web site for Dick’s Sporting Goods.

I’ll just say that my first guess did NOT take me to the site I was expecting. But it was about dicks, all right. :eek:

I just wanted to point out that ilovejuventus.com is being marketed as a porn site by the sedo guys. That just tickled me.