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Does it make sense to do some domain parking?



2:55 pm on Jan 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

I have some good domain names that are available and I am not planning to use them for anything (for the most part, maybe 1 out of 6). I was reading that it is not a very good idea, but other people say they made some substantial amounts of money.
I am not talking about some random names, but names that look like that should have been taken and worth quite a lot. Would you just register and go to sedo.com (or maybe somewhere else, where?)

Thank you.


1:19 pm on Jan 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Parking can provide a traffic test meter and/or "reality check" of a domain's commercial viability.

If you park a domain and it receives little type-in traffic, there are few advertisers targeting the domain name's keyword(s), receives few clicks and those clicks generate trivial income then the domain MAY not be as good or valuable as the registrant assumed it was.

Parking isn't a definitive test of value but it's some evidence.

You can read other threads about how to value a domain by scanning the thread pinned to the top of this forum.

IF parking helps generate income to cover the cost of the domain, whilst awaiting a buyer or development, then I think - at the very least - domain parking is "practical". I followed someone's practical suggestion and, in the early years, my domains were generating $$$,$$$ - more than enough to cover the cost of renewal . . and then some.


2:23 pm on Feb 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

well, after many years of parking I am switching to some own "projects". Parked domains do not develop in time because of poor or false content. I also belive that the gugl-algorithm detects filtered domain names to prevent them comming up in SERPs.

In my opinion parking is for domains from former projects which receive high traffic and when s.o. plans a different project with them in future. Also for selling it could be used for being listed in domain-portals.

Instead of parking it let s.o. use it for a while like i did with <a domain I own>.

[edited by: Webwork at 7:16 pm (utc) on Feb 3, 2012]
[edit reason] [webmasterworld.com...] Please don't post your DNs. [/edit]


7:21 pm on Feb 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator webwork is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Hello mrmig. Welcome to WebmasterWorld.

Yes, leasing is another option, but it requires finding an interested party willing to pay.

<Note: I removed your posted hotlink to a domain you own that has been, presumably, "leased". We don't allow members to promote their specific domains by listing them, posting them, etc. It's one way we keep down spam. It's also one way that we're quite unlike other domain forums and can be frustrating to many - and entirely unacceptable to others who want to publicize their domaina, show "examples", etc. Still, we can usually "discuss ideas" and answer questions with having to list or link specific domain names.>


6:35 am on Feb 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I made over $30/day accidentally parking one of my websites which generated $2/day via google adsense.

I enjoyed the earning for about a week but changed back the nameserver once I figured out that I had parked the wrong domain.


7:01 am on Feb 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Did any penalty/demotion follow from G after you switched back?


12:57 pm on Feb 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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However, I was worried my registrar was going to put a hold on the payment cause the Terms & Condition stated not to send traffic, while that specific site had several inlinks sending up to 1K visitors/day.

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