A new look for an old friend

Name Monetizer, Domain Parking News, and Parkquick.com chronicled the domain monetization industry from the late 1990s through 2015.  During this time domain parking could be quite lucrative.  Since then Google has pushed the industry toward real meaningful content by punishing domains that are full of ads.  This benefits the Internet and most users.  It has left... Continue Reading →

Parking Crew and NameDrive Consolidate

NameDrive and Parking Crew announced last week that the NameDrive parking platform will now be "powered by Parking Crew."  The NameDrive announcement stated: At the occasion of its tenth anniversary, NameDrive, one of the oldestbrands in domain parking and ParkingCrew, one of the most innovativenewcomers join their forces for the benefit of you, our customers.... Continue Reading →

Monetization Insights from Micheal Gilmore

Michael Gilmore of Park Logic has studied domain name monetization more thoroughly than about anyone in the industry.  He has been able to see inside different parking companies and two recent articles on his blog provide a great perspective on the domain industry over time.  Check out his post "Critical Insights Into the Domain Industry"... Continue Reading →

2015 Domain Parking Changes

TrafficZ closed its doors at the beginning of 2015.  It was the first domain parking company that I used.  I remember Kevin Vo contacting me to tell me about the service, and I remember being skeptical that I would make any money off ads.  I was wrong.  TrafficZ brought me a good income for a... Continue Reading →

Rook Media buys Domain Sponsor

  On April 21st Oversee.net announced that Rook Media bought its Domain Sponsor monetization business.  Domain Sponsor was founded in 2002 as one of the original domain parking companies.   Rook Media claims to be Europe’s largest domain monetization platform.Last month's DomainFest was interestingly produced by Domain Sponsor, in contrast with past DomainFests which were produced by... Continue Reading →

DomainFest is Happening After All

When NamesCon was announced for the late January timeframe they took the time slot that DomainFest had used for the past few years.  DomainSponsor had not announced anything for 2014, after changing the name of their conference to "WebFest Global" in 2013.  DomainFest returns to Hollywood March 31st - April 2nd this year, and the... Continue Reading →

GoDaddy buys Afternic and SmartName from NameMedia

GoDaddy announced this week that it bought domain parking company SmartName and domain marketplace Afternic from NameMedia.  GoDaddy will apparently get business name generator NameFind as well.This leaves NameMedia with its BuyDomains unit.  It will be interesting to watch what happens as GoDaddy absorbs these businesses.  Will they charge for domain parking with SmartName? Their own... Continue Reading →

Sedo Stats Down after DDoS Attack

Domain owners using Sedo for parking have probably seen a dip in their numbers.  Sedo sent an email today referring to a "malicious D-DDOS attack" (distributed denial of service attack) last week.  They have had some monetization problems since making changes to the site to prevent such attacks.  In their words: Last Friday, we informed... Continue Reading →

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