How to Follow the Domain Industry

Many domain owners have busy lives, and most of us have day jobs.  There are a select few people who receive all of the income from their domain names.  Many of these people are becoming "online businesspersons" with developed ecommerce sites and income beyond the traditional income streams of PPC income and domain sales income.... Continue Reading →

Moniker and SnapNames Sold to KeyDrive S.A.

Right in the middle of Oversee.net's DomainFEST Global conference comes the news that Oversee has sold Moniker and Snapnames to Luxembourg's KeyDrive, S.A.  KeyDrive describes itself this way: KeyDrive S.A./Luxembourg includes the Key-Systems Group in St. Ingbert/Saarland (Germany), the NameDrive Group (Luxembourg/USA) as well as Moniker and SnapNames (Florida and Oregon/USA) with more than 160... Continue Reading →

WhyPark re-branded as domainapps

WhyPark originated as an alternative to domain parking.  The catchy name attracted domain owners who were dissatisfied with their income from traditional parking companies.  Over time it probably tied them a little too closely to the domain parking world, so their new name domainapps emphasizes what they DO provide (apps), rather than what they don't provide... Continue Reading →

Tim Schumacher Steps Down at Sedo

Sedo announced this week that co-founder and CEO Tim Schumacher is stepping down at the end of January. Schumacher was one of four co-founders of Sedo in 2001.  He is resigning for personal reasons. 40-year-old Tobias Flaitz becomes the CEO and a board member on February 1, 2012. Flaitz comes to Sedo from Hubert Burda Media... Continue Reading →

Renew your Domains Soon to Save Money

VeriSign, Inc. announced back in July that they would be raising feed for .com and .net domain names effective January 15th 2012.  The registry fee for .com domain names will increase from $7.34 to $7.85 and that the registry fee for .net domain names will increase from $4.65 to $5.11.  That means that your registrar will be raising price to you.  The... Continue Reading →

Above features new Parking Companies

Above.com is a good way to try your domain names at different parking companies.  Andrew at DNW.com noticed recently that they have integrated three new parking companies into their platform: Voodoo, ParkingCrew, and TheParkingPlace.   I probably won't be immediately trying these services out - but it's interesting that new domain parking services are trying to make a go... Continue Reading →

Sedo and Google Switch to Estimated Stats

Sedo announced this week that they are going to display stats that they receive from Google first, then adjust them to delete "spam" clicks.  In their words, initial estimates stats will be "based on the exact figures we receive from Google, our primary ad provider."  One intertesting aspect of their announcement is that they publicly... Continue Reading →

No More URL Forwarding for Google-based Parking

You've probably been contacted by Google-based companies like Sedo, DomainSponsor, or NameDrive with a warning that domains you have listed with URL forwarding will no longer work after October 1st.  This is something that Google has instituted, not these individual parking companies.  Since Google-based services still seem to be paying better in general, it is... Continue Reading →

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