Will parking pages kill .coms

Discussion in 'Domain Parking and Traffic Monetization' started by Kuffy, Dec 12, 2016.

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  1. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    OK - "kill" is a bit excessive, but I'm finding that a lot of the keywords that I would like just resolve to parking pages. I find this annoying, and not very useful, as most of the links are often of no relevance to the domain name. Now that we have keyword TLDs, do you think that there may be a shift towards the use of these where the .com name is "wasted"? I say wasted because there have been a few threads about parking revenue reducing.
     
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  2. Kate

    Kate Thinking inside the Box™ VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Short answer: no, it's an old problem.
    And it's not like all the premium keywords in new TLDs are available, and for cheap. Sure, some people will find something good enough for their purpose. But the most coveted domains are always taken anyway.
     
  3. Kuffy

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    I'm thinking of registering another gold name, and the keyphrase .com is owned by buy domains, they also own englishgold(dot)com. Now that Google is hijacking direct navigation, there seems to be less of an advantage in owning a .com for natural traffic. Of course, if you are going to develop the site, then I still think that the .com gives you more credibility, but I wonder if the ubiquitous parking pages are diluting this. I hope that I can help to avoid this by developing mini-sites, but it will take a lot more than my few sites to make a difference.
     
  4. RegBoss

    RegBoss Business Member Business Account

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    If you develop the site with good content and regular updates you will out rank parked pages in time. Especially with a .com I think. Google algorithms are programmed to grab and crawl new content. A couple hundred on an Adword campaign also draws traffic. You can set the keyword bid to grab top search returns.
     
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  5. Kuffy

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    I was rerally thinking of the resale value. I suspect EnglishGold - com iw worth a lot more than English.Gold.
     
  6. dordomai

    dordomai Active Member VIP

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    why is the resale value lower when the domain is parked?
     
  7. Kuffy

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    I meant that at the moment the resale value of the gold name is probably less than the com. However, if surfers continually see parking pages, they may shift towards other TLDs, and this may erode the price premium of com names.
     
  8. domeen

    domeen Active Member VIP

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    Again this newtld bullsh*t. Stop already
     
  9. Kuffy

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    It's not bull - it's just me trying to decide if I will reg some more names for projects to monetise.
     
  10. dordomai

    dordomai Active Member VIP

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    ah. ok. I don't know. I don't think that would be the case at least now.

    It would be more frustrating for a surfer to type .to or .word or .net because they are less likely to resolve and a parked page is still better than nothing I guess. Also they are more likely to be parked if registered(higher% speculator owned) Even the ones that redirect to the brand(protective) redirect to the .com
     
  11. Asfas1000

    Asfas1000 Business Member Business Account VIP

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    So if it was English Silver they would navigate to English.silver instead ? How is a user to know if such an extension even exists ? lol
     
  12. dordomai

    dordomai Active Member VIP

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    right most people don't even know about them.
     
  13. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    But they will learn about them if they get fed up with .com parking pages.
     
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    Kate Thinking inside the Box™ VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Fed up with .com ? It's not like development is thriving in new extensions. Lots of parked pages too.
     
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    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! Business Account VIP

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    I've stopped all my cash parking, redirect, build a simple contact site and go for it.
     
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  16. Doughmange

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    Sorry Kuffy, but your threads are the worst.

    You start out with some premise that is a bunch of nonsense to begin with, and then you just don't listen to anyone when they are trying to educate you.

    Parking pages exist because there is a lot of valuable undeveloped land out there.

    gTLDs are the worst, stop fantasizing about them and go buy a worth while .COM.
     
  17. Kuffy

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    Maybe I'm just forward thinking, and interested in new developments.

    You've confirmed my point in your post - if the good land is undeveloped but not available for development unless high costs are incurred, then prospective users will look for alternatives. This is one of the reasons bricks and mortar shops arfe closing in favour of Internet businesses.
     
  18. Doughmange

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    I'm super glad you have high self-esteem; but there is a huge difference between someone who is forward thinking and someone who is trying to spin fiction as fact.

    You just know everything don't you? lol. Sounds good.

    Better load up on those gTLDs! Go on. Shoo!
     
  19. HotKey

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    I understand your train of though on this. The first answer you got from Kate is likely correct, no, the parked pages won't kill dot-coms. What does kill any TLD though is the inability to contact the domain holder. So a parked page is fine and dandy, but an enduser is going to move on if there's no easy way to establish communication with the holder.

    Most of the other keyword TLD's are also going to parked pages, because the majority are registered by domainers. So it's not like they are offering anything better than the parked dot-com's anyways, unless they happen to rank better in search results.
     
  20. dordomai

    dordomai Active Member VIP

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    development rate .com > ngtld

    Not easy to kill the king.

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    pretty much agree ^^



    Will parking pages kill .coms

    didn't stay on topic very long


    imo.....
     
  22. Kuffy

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    I'm glad you appreciate the difference between us - now how much do you want for the fiction rights to your posts? :)
     
  23. Kuffy

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    So which of my posts are so bad. Most of them are based on my quest for knowlege, and to open up discussion. If you are talking about Bitcoin and blockchain then most of the talk about that shows a gross misunderstanding of the concept.

    It isn't me that is saying that parking revenue is rubbish now - maybe you guys can't see that this could be a change in surfers behaviour, I just wanted to find out if it was true, so that I can move with the trends.
     
  24. mpls

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    If you want a .com, a good .com, you have to pay a lot of money.
    So buy a .com, is not a good advice, to buy a good .com you've to pay 5 figures.
    Of course you can hand reg a .com, and bet on it.
    But it's the same for new gtlds. It's gambling.
    I always read "stick on .com!", "Buy a .com!", but you, guys, have 5 figures for buy a good .com? I haven't.
    And don't tell "You don't need to spend 5 figures for .com", yes, I know, but if you don't spend this kind of money (or 4 figures) you have a domain with no value.
    In 2017 hand reg .com haven't any value.
     
  25. Kuffy

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    Don't worry mpls, the dinosaurs didn't diversify, and they are extinct. The small mammals diversified and came to dominate the world. :)

    Buying niche TLDs doesn't mean you can't buy .coms. In fact , I have posted several times that .coms are the top of the food chain, but that doesn't stop me enjoying the vegetables as well. What I need to know is which of the vegetables are poisonous.
     

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