For the second year in a row, Sedo tops the Domain Name Wire survey.
Sedo is the top choice for parking domain names, according to a survey of 841 domain name industry participants. 48% of those surveyed picked Sedo as the best domain name parking program. Last year Sedo was the winner as well but only garnered 32% of the vote. In the 2006 survey Sedo only pulled in 19%.
With domain parking in upheavel, Sedo has escaped relatively unscathed. Sedo provides ads from Google, which hasn’t tinkered as much with its domain parking program as Yahoo over the past few months. However, Google recently started letting advertisers opt out of domain parking, which could have an adverse affect on short term earnings at Sedo.
Sedo offers two parking programs. It has a standard program and SedoPro, an exclusive program for customers with 200 domain names or $200 in month of parking revenue. [If you are interested in joining SedoPro, send an e-mail to editor (at) domainnamewire.com for an endorsement code.]
The top parking programs according to the survey are:
1. Sedo 48%
2. Name Drive 19%
3. Parked.com 13%
4. DomainSponsor 5%
5. Fabulous 5%
6. Active Audience 2%
7. Skenzo 2%
8. TrafficZ 2%
Other companies received 1% or less of the vote.
The survey also asked domainers which parking services they use. Most domain owners use multiple services. 69% reported using Sedo, 24% Name Drive, 22% Parked, and 15% DomainSponsor.
How is domain parking performing compared to previous years? Next we’ll explore earnings rates and general parking trends.