Scribd.co 65 Visits Per Day

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Scribd.co gets 65 visits per day on average.

Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site.

For the month of June scribd.co had almost 2000 type in traffic visitors.

I did have it parked at parked.com up until today 7/29/11. I did not optimize the parked page at parked.com. It would do much better in revenue on another parking platform like WhyPark or internettraffic.com.

The traffic is all type in from leaving off the m to the .com extension of the high traffic social reading publishing website scribd.com which has an Alexa ranking of 196.

Alexa Traffic Rank for Scribd.com
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196

Global Rank
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335
Rank in US
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Reputation
41,939
Sites Linking In
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Here are the stats for Scribd.co from the month of June at Parked.com. Right click and view image.

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Update: 7/29/2011 - I have now hosted the name on my own server and monetized it with Google adsense. I won't have stats on this for atleast 1 month from now.

A nice custom logo is to go with the sale of the domain/website.
 
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$275 has been my highest offer so far. I'm really looking for much more before I would be willing to let go of this name.
 

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hello Mike,

I think this domain is pure genius!! How did they missed out registering this one?!
Just wondering, have you tried to offer it to scribd.com?
I think it might fetch at least 4-figures
 

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hello Mike,

I think this domain is pure genius!! How did they missed out registering this one?!
Just wondering, have you tried to offer it to scribd.com?
I think it might fetch at least 4-figures


No I have not tried offering the domain to scribd.com because that would be cyber-squatting which is illegal.
 

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Mike, you've already done that by registering an obvious trademark, stating that you're aware of the source of traffic and by creating an identical logo.
 

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Have you been contacted by Scribd lawyers yet? It's a registered trademark
https://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=77795968

Also your logo of Scribd.co is identical to that of Scribd.com - that's two strikes there.

No their lawyers have not tried contacting me.

The logo is different in color. Theirs is white with a blue dot, mine is black with an orange dot with the added CO ending. I can easily change to a different font if needed. The logo is just for reference to give a visual in selling the domain.
 

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Scribd.com logo

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Scribd.co logo

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Same font type.

My point is, you make it really clear that you're capitalizing on the fame of a company's tm.
 

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Mike, you've already done that by registering an obvious trademark, stating that you're aware of the source of traffic and by creating an identical logo.

look up the definition of cyber-squatting. It is when a domain holder deliberately registers a company's brand with intend on selling to the company for profit. No, that is not what I am doing. I've never tried to sell it to scribd.com. I purchased it because it's a misspelling in the domain extension. People register these kinds of names all the time to forward traffic to a parked page.
 

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Sorry Mike, you have it all wrong. If you register Facebook typo domains, you're squatting. If you register Verizon typo domains you're squatting. We're not even talking about a typo in this case, it's the exact tm.
 

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Let's say it were a generic, e.g. Banana.co
You could argue that even if there are dozens of "banana" trademarks, the use of the generic term is permitted in everyday conversation.
But a made up word such as "scribd" that is stylized in a way to describe a product or a service can't be faked for something else.
 
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