by Chris Woodward
A few days ago I wrote about how I was going to try a new domain parking company called TheParkingPlace.com. They received a good review and a nice plug from a writer at DomainConsultants and I figured I’d give them a try. Unfortunately, just 3 or 4 days into my experiment with them, I have decided to pull my domains from their platform. It has nothing to do with parking revenue but with their domain traffic reports. I don’t like inflated traffic numbers. I’m smart enough to know that my domain that got 1 visitor every single day since since the day I bought it didn’t get 14 out of the blue only to continue with 1 the next day. I’m also smart enough to know that a domain that didn’t get a visitor can’t receive clicks, many of which did according to their reports.
This is not to say that TheParkingPlace.com isn’t a good place to park your domains. I would recommend them if you have domains that relate to gaming, electronics, or social media. As I stated the other day, the parked domains at TheParkingPlace forward to offer pages. This concept is obviously going to work well with some domains and not others. Personally, I don’t have many gaming or social related domains so I really don’t see my revenue increasing by any drastic amount anyways. My only gripe is that I’m a stickler for accurate traffic reporting and I just didn’t feel I was getting a correct report every day.
So what am I going to do next? Well, as I said in my previous post, I’m going to try something different. This weekend I’m going to create a ‘domain for sale’ page. I plan on creating between 8 and 10 different pages with different ‘buy it now’ prices listed and then forwarding my domains to the page with the price I’d like to receive for it. For domains I’d like to move, the price on the for sale page may be as low as $250. The page will have some information about domains and give some general information about buying a domain for a business. It will then have a contact form asking for basic information. I will post an example when I have it all up and running. I have quite a few domains I’d like to move quickly and hopefully this will allow me to do it. Obviously I’ll be missing out on the parking revenue but it’s hard to miss out on something you hardly notice.