Testing Domain Name Parking Companies
Just about all the domain names I own that get type-in traffic are developed. As a result, I don’t do much parking. Well, I do park a lot of domain names, but 99.9% of them don’t make much money, and I don’t even consider PPC a revenue stream for my businesses. For years, I’ve been very happy using Fabulous for parking, and I still am happy – especially with their great customer service.
However, I’ve decided to do some testing. Generally, when I buy a domain name, I park it for a few days or weeks while deciding whether to develop or re-sell. More often than not, these domain names generate some money because they are better than the standard inventory of speculative domain names I own. I would usually add them to my Fabulous account and the default nameservers would automatically send the traffic to Fabulous.
During the past couple of domain conferences, I’ve had the chance to speak with Sig Solares, CEO of Parked.com, and over the past couple of years, I’ve spoken with a number of happy customers of Parked.com. I haven’t heard a bad word about the company, and it seems that people are very happy working with Parked.com and it’s knowledgeable and friendly account team. With that said, I am going to be doing some testing of their platform over the next few months to get to know the company better and to see how my domain names do with them.
If I had relied on parking revenue as even a small source of my income, I would have been testing already, but I don’t so I haven’t. However, I like what I hear about the team at Parked.com and their company, and I am excited to give them a try as I continue to acquire domain names in the aftermarket.
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