September was a fairly quiet month in the Domain Parking field. Sedo has been gradually increasing their PPC numbers, while Parking Site recovered nicely from August’s DNS attacks. Several services continue to experience growing pains.
Parking Site is a service developed by the Adam Dicker and his crew at DNForum. They use Google’s ads, but claim to offer a higher payout than other Google-based services. (As the Editor here pointed out, they actually claimed to offer a 95% payout at one point, but then they started paying 10% to affiliates – and the math does not seem to add up.) We’ve just begun testing their service, and it’s too soon to tell how they’ll do.
Parking Site has some nice graphic templates, and they create very nice looking landing pages. Some examples can be seen at 4s.org and WiredMedicine.com. Parking Site sometimes does not target domains exactly right. If your domain is not giving you the links you want, try the following work-around:
* Use url redirection rather than changing the name servers.
* Go to your landing page and type the main keyword you would like to target your domain to in the search box.
* Take the url in your browser (which now includes your search keywords) and use that as your redirect url.
We are not too impressed with the early monetization numbers, but still testing.
Parking Dots is taking up to several weeks to approve domains and get things set up. It’s worth the wait. We saw similar delays with Gold Key at first, so there’s hope that things will speed up as they scale their systems. Income is better with this service. Early results suggest that they are competitive with Gold Key, without some of the search engine tricks. An example of a Parking Dots domain is BeatingDepression.com.
More information is available at Domain Parking News