For the third year in a row, Sedo has topped Domain Name Wire’s survey for best domain name parking company. Here are the top 7 vote getters including percentage of the vote:
1. Sedo/SedoPro 33%
2. Parked.com 17%
3. NameDrive 11%
4. Fabulous 6%
5. GoDaddy 5%
6. Google Adsense for Domains 4%
7. DomainSponsor 4%
Compared to last year, Parked and NameDrive switched places, Fabulous jumped up a spot, and GoDaddy and Google made their entrance on the chart.
The rankings shake up a bit if you control for the number of people who have used each service. Is Sedo #1 just because more people are familiar with it than other services? To find out, I took the top 5 and calculated the percentage of votes as the top parking service divided by the percentage of respondents who said they had used that parking service:
1. Parked.com 58%
2. Sedo/SedoPro 51%
3. GoDaddy 40%
4. NameDrive 35%
5. Fabulous 34%
So the answer is no, it’s not just that Sedo is more well known. But it also shows that, controlling for how many people have used the service, Parked.com comes out on top.
Yesterday Sedo acquired RevenueDirect, a primarily U.S. domain parking company. The goal was to bolster its U.S. presence as Sedo is generally known as strong in Europe. As it turns out, Parked.com is voted the top domain parking company among U.S. respondents:
1. Parked.com 28%
2. Sedo 22%
3. Fabulous 8%
For more survey results, visit domainnamewire.com/survey.
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