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Rookmedia/Domainsponsor merging to Smartname

Located in Domain Parking and Traffic Monetization started by thegeekguy, May 6, 2017.

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  1. thegeekguy

    thegeekguy Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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  2. Jeff Weller

    Jeff Weller I buy traffic domains including typos & fail lists Blue Account

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    There is no reason to believe that once your name migration to SmartName has reoptimized that your revenue won't stay somewhat consistent. Only time will tell how well you will do going forward. Anecdotally I've heard of accounts that did better on zero click in the period late last week / early this week when it became evident by traffic patterns that something was up (Rook lost their G feed). Be nice to hear how it is going from you or anyone who has decided to stay and port their names to SmartName. I've disabled them (Rook/DS) in Above as their share of my revenue had been dropping for about a year and it was time to find another parking company for my Above rotation. I've also heard that GoDoody has a strong but underutilized G contract. So I expect that this new relationship will allow Rook/DS to use their knowledge to leverage that contract (just not quite as far :xf.wink:) and possibly something great will come out of it. My dislike for anything to do with Doody prevents me from having any more to do with them then deal with domains I have that are stuck there - so SmartName isn't an option for me. But being a 'ho - if it turns out they built something great - I'll have no choice but to suck it up and reconsider.
    Keep us posted.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2017
  3. davidc1

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    @Jeff Weller I stopped using DS a few months ago as I did not have good results with them.
    I run voodoo/patkingcrew/bodis do you think i miss another good parking company ?
     
  4. thegeekguy

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    Are you still getting $xx clicks from voodoo?
     
  5. davidc1

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    @thegeekguy max rpc for voodoo is $8

    With bodis i had $45 click last week.
     
  6. shorterwinters

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    Ok, I have a question.
    If I have my domains parked at godaddy, are they parked at smartname as well? Are they the same thing?
    What are the reasons godaddy is not a preferred parking platform for members here? Not so much "so and so is better" but rather the reasons they aren't listed in anyone's lists of good places for parking.
    With their size and resources I would think they would be more favorable.
    Thanks for any input.
     
  7. Jeff Weller

    Jeff Weller I buy traffic domains including typos & fail lists Blue Account

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    @davidc1 - don't think you are missing anything unless you have some fail lists - I have a few names at Skenzo - that do nothing anywhere else - but do extremely well on their Yahoo feed. I've just enabled DA (sister company - both owned by directi) but too soon to tell how well DA will do (more feeds than Skenzo, elegant landers) in comparison to PCrew.
     
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  8. momentum

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    This is a very disappointing development. Another domain parking pioneer goes kaput
     
  9. thegeekguy

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    I agree, Rookmedia/Domainsponsor they need to get their Google feeds back or maybe buy another company that has an existing contract.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2017
  10. wolfis.com

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    i was on a biz trip when i woke up in my hotel room checking my email and there it was - emails saying confusing things with parking changes at domainsponsor - i emailed and got a response back , but i still could not figure out what exactly it was that changes - there was nothing i could do from the road - so i waited until monday and signed up with smartname and they over a period of several days had already imported some of my domains . i followed the process and noticed that my revue was starting that friday was cut down to a third , but nothing showed up at smartnames - so i waited several more days and i moved all the rest of my domains away as it still shown zero's everywhere - so someone is screwing things up ower there or just pockets the revenue . it was a small account at ds only around $ 1000 per month anymore - so they where moved there because they didn't make anything near that anyplace else ..so i may loose most of that income ...
     
  11. pablohc86

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    i agree with some of the guys here.. i've not understood much from their email, i'm waiting to talk with some of their rep. Btw they seem pretty slow at Smartname and cannot talk via skype like with other services.

    All in all, they said that they have migrated the accounts but I still have lots of missing names, rook uniques are down to 0 and no one of my domains that were on rook is also on smartname.
    Instead I got some domains on DS that is getting revenues on smartnames..

    I really dislike when they do like this because i'm losing revenues for 1 week .. waiting for an AM to fix the things
     
  12. thegeekguy

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    how are your stats with smartname?
     
  13. wolfis.com

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    Today is payday ... anybody got their payments for last month ?
     
  14. momentum

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    No i haven't received payment yet for last month
     
  15. elephant-gifts

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    I haven't received payment either. I am beginning to think we wont ever see these payments. Rook Media just screwed us all.
     
  16. DS_Ray

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    Hey Everyone,

    Wanted to put everyone at ease, payments will still be going out. There was a hiccup in payments, due to the transition which caused the delay.

    If you have any questions please contact customer support.

    Thank you
    Rook Media / DomainSponsor Support Team
     
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    Thanks Ray. When will the payments be going out?
     
  18. periergos

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    Still no news about payments.
    Anyone talked to Rook/DS support/AM ???
     
  19. pablohc86

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    they have just replied here few posts before...
    Sincerely i've not yet received my Parking crew payment this month.
    It seem they are all in late...
    I guess we would have all around next week.
     
  20. pablohc86

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    got my rook/Ds payment today via Paypal.

    btw i really suggest all to check the domain migrated to smartname.

    For many of them I was using manual keywords on DS and Rook.
    Some domains are migrated on Smartname with different keywords and others with total irrelevant ones!!!

    the worst case was a hotel domain with lawyer keywords!
    I'm pretty angry to have found this because force keywords with non relevant ads can make faillist your domain or also make you lose the account!!

    I'd like to know if there are other people that have experienced this.
     
  21. momentum

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    April payment received!
     
  22. pablohc86

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    Little update: My AM, Ray, said that confusion with keywords can happen as they are still migrating names...
    it should be correct soon.

    btw as there are already names that are receiving traffic, i would suggest to check at least the best earners especially if you put manual keywords.
     
  23. frank-germany

    frank-germany F1lter.com xpired domain search engine Gold Account VIP

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    For high cpc keywords uniregistry is better
    And lately I found sedo the best option
    For a few underperforming domains
     
  24. trafficool

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    I still haven't received payment yet for last month.
     
  25. pablohc86

    pablohc86 Active Member VIP

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    Why not contact your am for questions like these?
     

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