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Definitely an opportunity here... I am going to offer them the rights to my logo and try to develop a relationship with them. I decided to change my brand name just to avoid any trademark issues in the future anyway.

Their current logo is probably just a place holder as it's really basic so I figured I'd offer them the rights to mine, plus it would be really cool to see what they do with their company and if it ends up going somewhere I'd love to see my logo go with it!
opportunity here! .... a good one to study. ..... there is opportunity in every deal
 

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Awesome! Way to work this to your advantage. Thanks for posting this trail for others to follow.
 

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Perhaps you could change the title to reflect the outcome. One vote from me for "notable". @MJ DeMarco
 

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Damn, I missed this thread. Exciting stuff, and yea, NOTABLE!
 

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SEO will not be gone necessarily.
But you need a transition phase where you control your current domain and your new.
Then you set up your current website to do a redirect to your new website, as accurately as possible with page to page and not just at root level.
Search engines will pick up this. And you can give Google a hint as well by setting up in the search console that you are moving.

It's important to do a proper 301 redirect. Google has articles about this.

Done right you keep all SEO
 

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SEO will not be gone necessarily.
But you need a transition phase where you control your current domain and your new.
Then you set up your current website to do a redirect to your new website, as accurately as possible with page to page and not just at root level.
Search engines will pick up this. And you can give Google a hint as well by setting up in the search console that you are moving.

It's important to do a proper 301 redirect. Google has articles about this.

Done right you keep all SEO
That is some really useful information. Thank you for that!

I do still have access to the domain, I am still awaiting for the payment to go through. Things have been moving slowly. Hoping for it to go through next week. Not sure if that is enough time.
 

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Someone through Godaddy's domain broker service offered to buy my business's domain and I am indecisive on if I should consider it.

Their initial offer was only for $1000, and I told them they would need to pay a lot more than that as I use this domain for my business.

They said the buyer is very interested even if the price is a lot higher.

I wouldn't be willing to change my business name, but I could just buy a variation of my business name domain and continue using the same business name.

But I have issues I am worried about.

What will happen to my current SEO?

What if the buyer is in the same industry as me? Trademark issues?

What about my existing customers looking for my website?

I am not sure if it is worth considering even for like $40,000 given the potential issues, even though $40,000 would be great right now.

My business will do about $150,000 in sales this year.

Anybody ever been in a situation like this?

That is some really useful information. Thank you for that!

I do still have access to the domain, I am still awaiting for the payment to go through. Things have been moving slowly. Hoping for it to go through next week. Not sure if that is enough time.
I had a major player in a major industry show interest in my domain name that I owned some years ago. I was really excited and thought I would be instantly rich. They offered me like $50.00 firm. I eventually didn't renew the domain name. I just checked and someone is selling it for about $10K.

I think it's the quality of goods and services that matter. A domain name doesn't, in general.
 

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