Yahoo recently imposed a revenue cap on doman parking income on certain TLDs. TrafficZ reported that the affected TLDs "include .biz, .co, .info, .tv, and .us." leaving open the possibility that other TLDs might also be capped. According to TrafficZ on 8/16: The new, conservative revenue cap was rolled out early this morning and will be imposed on... Continue Reading →
Minor Glitches plague Yahoo-to-Bing Transition
Yahoo-based domain services, such as TrafficZ, Parked, WhyPark, and SmartName, are reporting that their U.S. and Canadian ads are now coming from Microsoft's Bing service. Yahoo is still running the ad networks in some other countries, and the parking companies have deals with secondary providers for traffic from additional countries. This switch was supposed to be revenue... Continue Reading →
From Yahoo to Bing
Yahoo-based parking companies are making the switch to Bing this month. You will likely see some delays on TrafficZ, Parked, and SmartName as these changes take place. Bing also uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT or UTC) for their reporting, so most of these services wil also be standardizing on this - making the month of... Continue Reading →
How will the Microsoft/Yahoo Deal affect Domain Parking?
Microsoft and Yahoo came to terms this week on a deal to share search and paid search technology. How will this affect domain parking and income? There are a lot of opinions out there. Andrew Allemann thinks it is a good thing for domainers. His point-of-view is that an allied Microsoft-Yahoo will be a stronger... Continue Reading →
Yahoo Stats Delayed
Several parking services are reporting delays in stats from Yahoo for the period of 2/15-2/17. This problem has delayed the semi-monthly report calculation for Parked (which pays twice a month). NameMedia's Yahoo-based SmartName, ActiveAudience, and GoldKey report similar stats delays.