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Is Parking Really Dead or It Has Gotten So Different?

Labeled as question in Domain Parking and Traffic Monetization, started by Reyginus, Nov 13, 2020

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  1. Reyginus

    Reyginus Established Member

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    It is commonplace to hear people say parking is dead but I'm wondering if it really is, why do parking companies like Bodis still do it? Is it really unproductive anymore?

    Is there something we are missing here? Has parking become different? Are there new rules? Are the few knowledgeable ones trying not to choke the business by selling a myth?
     
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  2. biggie

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    Hi

    it depends on who's putting a buzz in your ear.

    i mean, if you read inside your own question, then the obvious says there must be some value there, when platforms continue to provide the service.

    right?

    read more threads in this section, and hopefully you'll get some clarity.

    imo.....
     
  3. evil

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    It depends also who are you asking the question to ...

    Is the recipient an owner of dictionary domains / typos domains / high traffic expired domains?
    The answer of course is positive!

    Is the recipient someone who wants to invest money & time to buy new domains?
    There is lot of competition and great experience required!
     
  4. lock

    lock DomainUsed.com VIP

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    Parking only existed for generic type ins and you need enough targeted traffic from same niche to make a return minimum payout. If you try without enough traffic or try use brands your wasting efforts.
     
  5. alcy

    alcy Top Contributor VIP

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    ita different in such way that 10 yra ago u could make 1000 per month easily... and now u can easily make nothing

    that's why relatively speaking it is dead

    of course this does not apply to the 0.1% people who still make 1000 or more per month.

    stick to domain flips.
     
  6. alcy

    alcy Top Contributor VIP

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    as for park companies... well...imagine running a business where people give u free hand with domains... and u got zero obligation to give them min park rev ... or u can pay them zero and they wont say a word either.. this way u can set a profit goal for yer company each month. always meet it ... and give rest to yer clients ...
     
  7. blogspotter

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    It is not much but it adds up and helps pay the renewal bills or a few close outs every month

    bodis.png

    Parking works as good as it used to. Only thing is that all the domains that are worth parking are taken.
    But I have found some new ways ;)

    Oh, I have some more names with better parking revenue but I don't park for fear of UDRP.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2020
  8. alcy

    alcy Top Contributor VIP

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    parking is not like b4
    in countless ways

    ps how much do yer better names make ..or would
     
  9. blogspotter

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    Not sure... But most risky ones have very good CPC
     
  10. BrandChimp

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    I used to make $1k a month with bodis and now I couldn’t even make $0.01... I tried sedo and I was making $0.20/day. Now I have switched to Uniregistry. Let’s see what happens after a month 🤷‍♂️
     
  11. biggie

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    Hi

    parking, was and is still available for "any" domain, if you choose to do so.
    also, volume of traffic, may not be as important as quality of traffic and how that relates to EPC or earnings per click.

    for instance last month at voodoo:
    blankblank.com received 12 visitors and earned $37.33 in revenue
    and another
    blanketlyblank.com 26 visitors earned $4.69

    Hi
    not too much about domaining, is like it was before.
    so many things have changed, physically and mentally within domaining.

    conjecture and misinformation, rule many times over facts and figures.... but that's only because so many don't do fact and figure checking, for themselves.

    they let others tell them what is, and what isn't.

    imo....
     
  12. marijuanadomain

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    not all parking platforms are the same....
    I parked my domains like gxnx.com,zmmr.com,soundpain,onlinedrones.com at Sedo and others...get no clicks and no $$$
    I parked at voodoo and now getting inquiries for my domains and $$$ per mth---go figure
    I use Dan or Sav as the method of payment ....cheaper commission.
    I switch platform after 90 days.
     
  13. Reyginus

    Reyginus Established Member

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    Exactly. I will keep reading.
     
  14. Reyginus

    Reyginus Established Member

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    What is UDRP?
     
  15. Reyginus

    Reyginus Established Member

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    What exactly happened? The CPC was disastrously reduced or less clicks? I get to see domains with $28 CPC on ED and for days everyone avoids it like a plague. What could be the problem? From your experience.
     
  16. biggie

    biggie GreenFriendly.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi
    what you see, is not always what you get. :)

    in udder werds....
    until you own it, and park it or develop it and put adsense on it, then you'll never really know.

    imo....
     
  17. AEProgram

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    Best names in these days for parking are names that are either a common mistype that do not violate any trademarks or a domain that has real traffic coming to it from old listings.
     
  18. privatereg

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    I'm new to NP but not new to the domain monetization industry. Been parking since the mid-2000s. Parking most definitely is not dead, but is has changed dramatically over the past decade or so. Most people say parking is dead because they had a bad experience with it. But the biggest secret on why people say it is the ones that are making money with it don't want the competition. And no one is going to disclose their methodologies on how they find the right ones to purchase at auction because it drives up the price. Domain parking is a multi-billion dollar industry controlled mostly by large conglomerates that purchase hundreds if not thousands of expired domains a day. Back in the mid-2000s with the parked.com yahoo feeds individual investors could make a ton of money through arbitrage and other methods, but those days are long gone. If anyone wanted to get started today they would need a lot of capital to compete. All of us old timers have great stories about the hand registered domain that paid out $x,xxx in parking, but its extremely rare these days. One has to go to domain auction to get anything worth parking and even the ones that you could get for $20 now requires a high risk investment of at least $300 (and going up due to the large conglomerates that have no problem out bidding you with their API bots even to the point that goes beyond a 24x monthly time period to get a return on your investment).
     
  19. PJ_Simeon

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    Did it really take off in the past? I think it was just made so there woud have buffers back in the day. But I have heard that it is still a solid investment nowadays and I think it might be great to get into today because it might be risky but it does have high rewards.
     
  20. alcy

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    perfect summary

    I hope no one will mislead others any more after this..that parking today is same as before
     
  21. biggie

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    Hi

    the process of parking hasn't changed:
    simply point your domains to platform of choice, and wait for results, that's still the same.

    what has changed, is the decrease in clicks for majority of type-in traffic domains and the overall revenue paid from advertisers.
    along with the changes in advertisers who were paying for ads and their budgets.

    i have a few domains that have earned ppc income for 14yrs, going back to 2006
    and for them, above explanation is why they don't earn as much now, as they did then.

    still, EPC for some domains remains high, and quality traffic from such names typically convert well.

    imo.....
     
  22. pablohc86

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    very nice summary!
    i agree with you. One of the biggest problem for beginners is that there are people with tons of traffic and they get paid better than what you will be so they can also pay more for the domains they want to acquire.
     
  23. Gartnet

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    Parking was great in the heyday of the mid to late 00's, yes you could earn big bucks with reasonable quality domain names if they got type in traffic, however since 2009 onwards, we have a seen an decline year on year.

    Some domain name investors used to make big bucks but most of that PPC is down now too...

    So to answer your question, yes you can earn money with PPC but you need high trafficked domain names and ensure you park with a good provider or work with someone like Michael Gilmore from Park Logic who can help you get the most from your domain parking.
     
  24. blogspotter

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    There is no incentive for a parking monetization company to promote them, and there is no incentive for me to mislead anybody

    For them it is unnecessary overhead if a bunch of newbies add non performing domains to their system, as well click fraud.
    And for me it will only be more competition in finding my names.
    There is no ulterior motive on making more and more people join the industry.

    There are only a few things that have.
    Auto Correct is one.
    Chrome browser acting as search is another.

    But there are still a plenty of people who are "Typing in the URL"
    Google says that 10% of all queries have a spelling mistake.

    It would be fair to assume that that much percent applies to type in as well.

    And there are a lot more advertisers today than there was 20 years back.

    Parking has changed but only evolved with time. It is as good as earlier meaning the business is as strong, if not stronger.

    As everything else many things have evolved, but it is far from death,

    Try bidding on traffic domains (not SEO ones) but typo domains and you will see.

    I will give my latest example.
    I was bidding on a good type domain couple days back, INSOMIA in king . It was a typo and nothing else and it went for 200 usd. I was waiting snipe it at 20 bucks, ready to go upto 50 and it went for 200.
    If I had a Big portfolio I could have bought it but I didn't know how far the second bidder was williung to go and didn't want to make it hard for both of us.


    Also,The Big players are playing on thin margins.
    I have negotiated a buy a few portfolio and simply doesn't make sense from an Investment perspective unless they are doing a firesale.

    Till 2 months back, I was at 1 dollar a day, today I am 5-6 usd average. By picking up type-in domains.

    It may not be much but most of the Big parking guys now, make 30-40K per year from 1000 domains.
    And they are asking for 36 months revenue for the portfolio. This is risky as an investment but the ROI is a lot better than Vanguard.

    But if I build the portfolio on my own, it is not impossible and the risk is fairly lower. You need to make 1 dollar a month on a .com to make a profit. if you know how to look, you can build up.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2020
  25. Josytal

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    I recently include my domains in our Ad network and here is my observation after three months:

    1. Domain parking is still profitable if you can eliminate the "middle men" between you and advertisers.

    2. Domains raking in highest revenue are those not so great for resale.

    So, not every domain can be monetized through parking.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2020

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