How to Monetize Now?

Domain parking income is down 40-60% for most domain owners.  While parking companies are tweaking their algorithms to squeeze every drop out of parking, there is also a shift toward domain sales as a way to monetize domain names.  If you've been in the industry long enough, you've seen this before.  This is how many... Continue Reading →

Sedo Buys ParkingPanel

Another domain parking company bites the dust.  Times are tough for domain parking companies, and the consolidation continues.  Sedo announced today that they have taken over ParkingPanel, a domain parking company originally started by StormWest.  Earlier this year Sedo bought RevenueDirect and integrated their customers and some of their technology.  They plan to do the... Continue Reading →

What’s up at Stompernet?

Andy Jenkins has left Stompernet.  He recently announced that he will not be at the Live 8 event in Atlanta.  Co-founder Brad Fallon is planning a bit announcement on September 9th.  Look for the price to drop, or at least the introduction of tiered pricing.  Stompernet is one of the world's most expensive membership sites. ... Continue Reading →

Oversee Announces the Next DomainFest Global

The people at had a problem. They held the best domain conference to date in January this year, topped-off by a benefit at the Playboy Mansion, Over 600 attended, double the size of most recent domain conferences. What could they possibly do for an encore? A recent press release stated underscored the dilemma Last... Continue Reading →

The Latest Domain Parking Trends by Sector

by Howard Hoffman In my last column, I reviewed some of the reasons that domain parking revenues have fallen. As previously reported, my overall average revenue dropped about 45% between January 2007 and January 2009. First the good news: it appears that domain parking revenue may be stabilizing. Revenue has been fairly flat since December... Continue Reading →

The Jay Westerdal Flap

Most of the domain blogs have covered the dispute between Thought Convergence, parent company of Trafficz and Jay Westerdal the founder of DomainTools.  I'm not sure how Andrew Allemann finds the time to cover this stuff, but I thought he did a good job of covering all angles (once he got all the info).  You... Continue Reading →

Revenue Direct gets Swallowed by Sedo

The writing is now on the wall. RevenueDirect is closing down and all of their domains will be consolidated at Sedo.  This makes sense from a business point-of-view.  Why operate two competing platforms?  Here's an excerpt of the email I received today: As a valued RevenueDirect client, we´d like to welcome you into Sedo´s family... Continue Reading →

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