Domain name parking service continues to innovate; adds buying and selling options.
NameDrive has always been more than a domain parking service. It offers a number of ways for domain owners to monetize, develop, and sell their domains.
When the service launched it offered “Park & Sell”, which allowed domainers to park domains and then receive offers to purchase the domains for up to 96x monthly revenue. But the service wasn’t streamlined and there were limited buyers. When I inquired about becoming a buyer NameDrive said they weren’t accepting new buyers. I speculated that this was so they would have less competition when buying.
But now NameDrive is opening up the Park & Sell service to let any NameDrive member buy domains — and it’s free. Visitors to the home page see a list of domains with traffic and revenue numbers:
As NameDrive explains, Park&Sell helps you sell non-generic domains with good revenue:
Not all domains have great generic value, but generate good revenue. P&S is your chance to sell your domains based on these revenue numbers and to get exposure for your domains on the NameDrive homepage. Listing your domains on Park&Sell is free of charge and no commission is charged for a successful sale
I imagine this is offered free to get more people to park domains with the service. A cursory review as I write shows a number of mostly country code domains with monthly revenue from $1-$360.
NameDrive also offers Spotlight Domains, another way to post domains for sale on the site. These domain postings don’t include traffic data, but they do cost money. Spotlight domains is in beta right now. For the first 10 days there’s no charge to post domains.