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Parking For Future Projects
Best approach?

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Msg#: 3093 posted 7:55 am on Sep 11, 2005 (gmt 0)


Recently I've been registering a few domain names that would be perfect for some website projects I am considering in the future - once I get time to develop them.

Some of these names I may well sit on for years - I have so many different projects on the go already :-)

So my main concern at the moment is simply to park them so that I am at least covering the $9 per year registration

A couple of the names have been used to set up very simple 1 page websites - with adsense to generate a few clicks - this easily covers the registration fee.

I'd be interested to know if anyone has had problems with adsense in this situation - it doesn't appear to be against the TOS, as long as there is some genuine content on the page (on my sites, I have placed a little general info and links to other related sites - but it is done nicely - it can't be confused with a scraper site)

I also have a few names that are not suitable for this 'adsense' approach - so I'm thinking about just parking them - but can you generate $9 per year if the domain has no type in traffic or link traffic?

If so, how?



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Msg#: 3093 posted 1:30 am on Sep 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

can you generate $9 per year if the domain has no type in traffic or link traffic?

No traffic = no money, to the very best of my knowledge and understanding.


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Msg#: 3093 posted 6:41 am on Sep 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

I was thinking that although there was no type in or link traffic, you might get some traffic from domain buyers searching the database of available names.

Also, I see some of these parking services talking about keyword optimization - does this mean if you register redwidgets.com and choose red widgets as your keywords, you might get your parked page indexed in the search engines and get a click or two from people searching for red widgets?


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Msg#: 3093 posted 1:41 am on Sep 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

You may be better off dropping these domains and buying generic domains with at least some traffic for development. As a rule of thumb if a domain = a domain phrase that hasn't an searches on it then it probably isn't a very good domain. If the domain phrase doesn't have a search count and advertisers in PPC search engines don't advertise on the phrase the domain probably isn't worth anything.

Try to buy well formed generic domains like:

<snip/edit>City+Topic/Subject.com or Topic/Subject+"Center".com

[edited by: Webwork at 1:51 am (utc) on Sep. 13, 2005]
[edit reason] Per the forum header: We discuss many domain issues, but never specific domain names. [/edit]

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