Has domain name parking hit bottom?
How much are your parked domain names earning? If you make $20 or more RPM (revenue per thousand visits), consider yourself lucky.
The 5th Annual Domain Name Wire survey shows that 60% of domain name owners are making less than a $20 RPM, and a whopping 40% are making less than $10 per thousand visits.
The good news? Those numbers are in line with last year. Perhaps domain parking revenue has bottomed out? 35% of respondents said their parking revenue in 2009 was similar to 2008. Still, 53% reported a drop in revenue and only 13% an increase.
Nevertheless, domainers remain mildly optimistic about domain parking prospects in the coming year. About 30% think parking revenue will rebound in 2010, a couple percentage points more than think it will continue to drop. 42% think 2010 will be similar to 2009.