Things have been a little slow in the lull between the Domain Roundtable conference and the TRAFFIC conference in Las Vegas. Changes are afoot in the domain industry, and some of the changes at Sedo and Parking Dots are highlighted in the latest issue of Domain Parking News.
Parking Dots was an exception to an April slowdown in parking revenue based on the numbers that I reviewed. It seems like Google-based services were hit harder than Overture-based services. Much of this is likely a seasonal fluctuation, and pay-per-click services may recover in May and June. I also noticed a slight turndown in AdSense payouts for developed domains.
Parking Dots also unveiled new landing pages. Examples can be seen at
They recently announced that they now pay out a whopping 80% of what Overture pays them. Other services are estimated to pay only 50% or so. They report that their new system will soon be much quicker to set up accounts and domains. Intersearch Group/Walnut Ventures – the company behind Parking Dots – is actively looking to purchase high quality domain portfolios. They also announced a new leasing program.