Is parking still worth it? Absolutely. Many of my domains continue to earn some good income if they get traffic. While you try to sell your domains you should still park them. Domains awaiting development should also be parked. Yahoo-based services seem to be taking a hit first, as Yahoo announces changes in mondtization. Google... Continue Reading →
DomainSponsor announced Monday that it is opening an office in Europe in early 2010. They have appointed Joerg Schnermann as General Manager for DomainSponsor Europe. They also announced the appointment of Jessica Besseling and Joe Higgins to the European team.Schnermann was formerly COO of KeywordDomains.com. Before that he worked in the "real world" as a... Continue Reading →
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 →
Check out the new forum for Parked and Whypark at Forum.Parked.com. This seems to be Donny's answer to criticism he received not too long ago on NamePros. It's already a very active forum for domainers and there are wide-ranging discussions on issues other than parking. It's also another place to buy and sell domains.
The domain giant Sedo has made some changes to its domain parking platform that should result in more revenue for domain owners who park with their service. Some of these changes were already available to their invitation-only Sedo Pro service. The changes: The ability to choose between one-click and two-click landing pages. Most domainers... Continue Reading →
http://blip.tv/play/g9tTgYyNbAA Simonetta Batteiger is the head of Finance and Sales for North America for Sedo. She's also the head of parking, but they took that out of the title when she succeeded Eben Smith. (Eben continues to work for Sedo.) You'll see in this interview that Simonetta is more than just a pretty face. She... Continue Reading →
http://blip.tv/play/g9tTgYvuAgA Donny Simonton and Craig Rowe talk about the reasons that Parked bought WhyPark and the synergies that they see going forward. There's not a lot new here, but it interesting to hear them talk about this together. I get the sense that they actually get along. Background on the merger is here.
http://blip.tv/play/g9tTgYqtUgA Brian Carr is Senior VP of Domain Publishing at NameMedia. He shares his thoughts about NameMedia's domain publishing (parking)services and the future of domain monetization. In this interview he talks about the new iPhone apps for GoldKey, ActiveAudience and GoldKey; and reveals that GoldKey and ActiveAudience domainers can get the SmartName Shopping.com feed that... Continue Reading →
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 →
Sedo announced last week that it has added the first template that they have taken over from the defunct RevenueDirect service that they acquired. They characterize the "Direct Blue" template as a "visually simple template with a high performance rate." The template does have a clean look and feel. The graphic adds to the attractiveness... Continue Reading →