Some years back, while pondering many different business ideas, I come up with an idea for a blogging network. It was to be a network of news related blogs. The network would consist of about 75 different blogs, a different blog for different areas for sort of localized news coverage. I already owned a domain that I thought would be a perfect domain name for the concept. The domain name that I had in mind was a name that I was using for one of my major businesses. I thought it over and didn’t see any negatives in doing this, so I moved forward. So, I had my business on the root domain (domain_name.com) and I had about 75 subdomains set up for these different news blogs (blog1.domain_name.com, blog2.domain_name.com, etc). I hired a few people to do the writing for the different news sites. Everything was going great. The blogs were well received, and got plenty of traffic. After about a year or two of running these sites and also my business using the root domain, I started thinking about selling the business, the one that was the original user of the domain. The news sites were making about $1,000 per month through advertising fees only, and were continuously growing. The main business on the site, though, I had kind of grown tired of and wished to sell it and move on. I had all of my plans in place when I realized something.
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