New domain parking company offers charity donation and no cost brokerage services.
A domain industry vet has started a new parking company with a charitable twist.
Jakob Knightly, formerly with NameDrive, is launching Rikimu.com next week.
At a high level, Rikimu is a domain parking service with a charitable element: the company donates 5% of its share of revenue to charity.
Currently you can choose from three different charities. Two of them are domain industry favorites: The Water School and Mike Mann’s Grassroots.org.
It’s a nice perk, yet the nominal charity donation itself probably isn’t enough to get people to switch parking companies. (Although a similar charity offer got a lot of people to buy Ethos water at Starbucks.)
But Rikimu has some other interesting features. A key one is free domain brokerage services in which Rikimu will handle negotiations and not charge a commission.
For domainers more interested in maximizing sales inquiries than domain parking revenue, the company offers sales-focused landers such as this one:
A number of domain parking companies have come onto the scene in the past two years, and Rikimu has some features to make it worth a look.
You can get more details at Rikimu.com and in this video: