I would think that most people in the domain space believe that just about everyone should own a domain name. Small businesses, politicians, bloggers, and others tend to appreciate owning the exact match .com domain name of their business or personal name. Many families even register the domain name of their baby shortly before or after birth. I had an idea about hosting a “domain name buying party” for friends to buy domain names and receive affiliate revenue as a result.
The idea is pretty simple. Someone invites friends and family over to discuss domain names. The host then shows people how to register domain names at a specific domain name registrar, using their affiliate code. The host would get affiliate revenue for each registration, and they’d likely be paid for renewals, too.
This idea might sound out there, but I thought of it a couple of days ago after my wife came home from some sort of product MLM party at a friend’s house. Instead of selling jewelry, crafts, knives, cleaning products, or whatever other “stuff” people are selling to their friends and family, perhaps selling domain names with an affiliate code would be a good idea to earn some extra income.
I have no idea if this is viable on a larger scale, but it’s an idea that could be used to build an income stream, especially since domain name ownership is important. I personally hate the idea of actually doing this, so this is not something I would consider for myself. However, for someone looking to build a revenue stream in the domain space, perhaps this idea is of interest since there are lots of people doing it in other industries.
What do you think? Is this a good idea or is it crappy?