Parking company moves to invite only model.
Domain parking company and domain registrar Fabulous is no longer accepting web applications for its domain name parking services and wholesale registration accounts. It will only accept referrals going forward. In fact, the sign-up button at Fabulous.com has been removed. (Fabulous customers who wish to transfer domains to buyers can send them a link to open a retail account).
You’re going to start seeing more of this in the future. 20% of domain parking customers provide 80% of the revenue to the parking companies. (It’s probably more like 5% and 95%). It’s the classic 80/20 rule. Since some domain parking companies use manual processes to get customers set up on their system, it doesn’t make financial sense to serve customers that won’t generate much lifetime revenue.
You’ll also see domain parking companies re-evaluating the acquisition cost of getting new customers. They may shift more of their dollars to referral programs which don’t require upfront marketing dollars.
The Google Adsense for Domains “Online” model, on the other hand, is set up for customers with just a handful of domains. Some domain name parking companies with simple and automated onboarding procedures can also handle smaller customers.