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What do customers look for in a domain name registrar?
The 9th annual Domain Name Wire survey is open and awaiting your participation.
As always, the survey asks some questions about domain name registrars and why people use the registrar they do.
The survey asks participants to rank eight difference factors commonly considered by customers. There’s an additional one this year that wasn’t on the list last year: availability of the top level domain name options you like.
Although new top level domain names are flooding the market now, there are still many notable registrars who aren’t offering them.
InternetTraffic selected as top domain parking company.
Less than two years after opening his own domain parking platform, domain investor Frank Schilling is at the top of the heap.
Participants in Domain Name Wire’s 8th annual industry survey have selected InternetTraffic as the top domain parking service.
Data show that the domain parking business is still fragmented. InternetTraffic received 22% of the vote but seven companies received at least 6%.
Here are the top parking companies according to the survey:
1. InternetTraffic 22%
2. Sedo 17%
3. Voodoo 8%
4. Bodis, Rook, GoDaddy, SmartName (6%, tie)
Domain owners continue to report relatively low RPMs on their parked domains.
38% reported earning less than $10 per 1,000 page views in 2012:
42% of respondents said their domain parking revenue was down in 2012 compared to the prior year, with 15% reporting a drop of at least half.
29% reported an increase while 28% said it was flat.
Domainers aren’t bullish about 2013, either. 34% think parking revenue will go down while only 24% predict an improvement.
A look behind the people who responded to this year’s survey.
I’d like to thank each and every person who participated in this year’s Domain Name Wire Survey. 537 people in the domain industry participated this year. If you’re one of the five people who will receive a free copy of David Kesmodel’s “The Domain Game” book, you already received an email this morning.
Here’s a look at the profile of this year’s participants:
-537 total responses
-25% of respondents own 1,000 or more domains, and 7% own 10,000 or more domain names
-Respondents were from 49 countries. 57% of respondents are from the United States. Other countries with large representations include United Kingdom, India, Poland, Australia, and Canada.
Now the hard work begins. I will start cutting the data to look for interesting trends and report the results here on Domain Name Wire. Thanks again to everyone who participated this year, and the previous four years.
Record 841 people participate in survey.
A record 841 people participated in the Third Annual Domain Name Wire Survey. Iâ€™m delighted by the response, and I think itâ€™s a testament to the value and credibility of the previous two surveys.
The results of the survey will be released by topic on Domain Name Wire. Furthermore, results from some of the questions will be released at next month’s T.R.A.F.F.I.C. conference in Orlando.
Here’s a quick look at who participated and the three winners:
-Domain industry professionals from 62 countries submitted responses
-76% of respondents were domain investors, 7% worked for registrars, and 17% were domain name service providers
-56% of respondents own 100 or more domain names, and 22% own more than 1,000 domain names
Randomly selected prize winners:
Grand Prize, $100 credit at registrar of choice – Jason Hendrix
First Prize, $50 credit at registrar of choice – Dennis Lambert
Second Prize, $25 credit at registrar of choice – Carey Schumacher
The first results will be regarding domain name registrars.
Leader update, prize reminder for 3rd annual survey.
The first two years of the Domain Name Wire survey were closed, meaning that no one could see the results until the survey was closed. I’ve decided to change that this year by providing an update of leaders thus far for a few of the questions. My hope is that this will get more people to take the survey and vote for their favorite service providers.
If you haven’t taken the survey yet, just click here. As a reminder, I’m giving out $175 in prizes to people who spend just a few minutes completing the survey.
Here are the top 3 in selected categories as of this morning:
Best Parking Company
Most Innovative Aftermarket Company
Top Domain Name Forum
There’s also a heated battle for the person that has the most influence on the domain name industry.
Agree or disagree with the results so far? There’s time to change the standings…make your vote count!