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 →

Welcome ParkQuick.com viewers

We have been having some hosting issues at ParkQuick.com and may be redirecting traffic here at times - where the most recent content lives.  Check out the blog posts below and the newsletters for information on how to park your domains and earn money. What is domain parking? Domain parking lets you easily "park" your... Continue Reading →

DomainSponsor Parking Income Improving

DomainSponsor just wrapped-up their WebFest Global conference in California (formerly DomainFest Global).  Ron Jackson attended a press breakfast with Debra Domeyer, who reported that "Domeyer made was that the company saw good year over year growth in domain monetization with the average PPC revenue in 4Q-2012 coming in a little better than the same quarter a year earlier."... Continue Reading →

Some GoDaddy Sites Hacked

        The Security Site Sophos.com has reported that some sites hosted at GoDaddy have been hacked with "ramsomware."  Users are sent to a page telling them that their computer has been locked and that they need to pay a ranson to unlock the computer.  Frasier Howard notes that "an animated GIF in... Continue Reading →

Above Domain Parking – Testing the Services

Above.com has continued to add both new features and new parking services to their basic platform.  They recently launched a "domain marketplace" putting them in competition with AfterNIC, Sedo, and GoDaddy. So far they don't have very many domains for sale, but it's a start. Above.com is a Australian company that is part of Trellian.  Their... Continue Reading →

DomainSponsor to help Improve Internet Security

Oversee.net announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement between DomainSponsor and internet security company Team Cymru to help improve security on the internet.  It seems that DomainSponsor's large number of parked domains are being leveraged as a giant honeypot - potentially attracting malicious traffic.  Team Cymru wil then analyze the traffic - incuding the... 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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