Survey reveals favorite parking companies but continued downward trend in parking revenue.
A non-scientific survey of over 1,500 domain name industry participants shows that Sedo and Parked.com are still the top domain name parking companies.
Sedo received 30% of the votes as top parking company in Domain Name Wire’s sixth annual domain survey.
Parked came in a distant second place with 14% of the vote.
Last year Sedo took 23% of the vote and Parked brought home 18%.
The top five vote-getters in this year’s survey were:
1. Sedo 30%
2. Parked 14%
3. NameDrive 12%
4. Google Adsense for Domains 11%
5. SmartName 9%
Yet revenue from parked domains continues to decline, report the survey-takers.
46% reported earning less than $10 RPM (revenue per thousand) from their parked domains, up from 40% last year. 68% reported earning less than $20 RPM, compared to 60% last year.
Domain parkers are split on what will happen to parking revenue in 2011. 42% think it will be flat compared to 2010, while an even 29% think it will go up and 29% think it will go down.
You can see more survey results at DomainNameWire.com/survey.