Domain Parking.... it still has a pulse.

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Hi

as you all know or may have read, many say parking is dead

but on the 5th @Voodoo.com, one 'three word.com' name I own got:

2 visitors/2 searches/3 clicks/ctr 150.000%/ epc $4.53/ revenue $13.59

no biggie, but that's renewal money for another name, plus change for a big mac

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I have one that usually makes around 30c per day but every so often I'll get like $1.80-$2.30 clicks... then it goes back down again. I have no idea why.
Parkingcrew rejected me unfortunately even though I have over 1000 domains. Would've liked to try them out.
 

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I don't like having to choose 5 domains for them to judge a whole portfolio by. Traffic and generic don't always go hand in hand - guess they either don't like generics or they don't like the co.uk extension. I'll stick with Bodis. I actually have most parked with a landing page on my service in sig - sold 2 last week - 1 for 3 figures and 1 for 4 figures so ad parking is not for all.
 

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I don't like having to choose 5 domains for them to judge a whole portfolio by.
i never had to submit any names for judging

had a namedrive account when PC acquired them and they migrated my names over.

but, if you have Fabulous account, PC nows feeds Fabs parking, so you'd be in that way


BTW: Congrats on those sales!


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I don't like having to choose 5 domains for them to judge a whole portfolio by. Traffic and generic don't always go hand in hand - guess they either don't like generics or they don't like the co.uk extension. I'll stick with Bodis. I actually have most parked with a landing page on my service in sig - sold 2 last week - 1 for 3 figures and 1 for 4 figures so ad parking is not for all.
I am looking Epik.com's parking setup to test the names at various parking systems. Seems they are sort of like Above.com but different set up, I dont believe you have to have an account at the places to test them there...
 

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this top name is adult, but for some reason it does not have a heart like the Petter Hegre name does (he is a popular nude photographer and owns a site at his last name .com, but used to own this one at one time) But the thing that confuses me is the fact that Rental Appliances.com is not OK on the first tier feed at Parking Crew. I think names like this should do well on a rental platform like Epik.
 

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Hi

the fact that the name has 75% click thru is good, even though epc is only 1 cent


I have 3 letter .org, which also, is not tier 1 feed

the epc was same as yours initially, then it started going up, to 13 cents per click.
every once in a while $1 clicks
don't know how long you've had it there, but maybe time will change the numbers.

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The reason it is considered a click-through is that it auto-forwards to the 2nd tier feed automatically... making 2 pennies is nice, but would an advertiser for a company like rent-a-center not want such legitimate traffic and pay more?
 

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How does rental work? Surely nobody would put their business on the line for the whim of a domain owner?
 

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I think I have had it there for close to a year so its not really improving. I think its time to try another service of some kind. But overall I like this company.
if it only got 4 visitors in that time, then don't know how another service would improve that..... unless you develop it


How does rental work? Surely nobody would put their business on the line for the whim of a domain owner?
there is difference between rental and lease to own. I think they use the term monthly rental payments generically, but it really should be terms of a lease agreement

https://epik.com/blog/leasing-domains-how-we-do-it-at-epik-and-how-you-can-too.html

And the way I set it up is 50 dollars a month for 10 years (120 months) for some names like HeadBump.com. If they keep paying 50 a month for a decade, they own it.
10 years in long time if buyer agrees.

i did a three year lease @ 250/month + 5% compounded interest and wrote the deal up in notepad.

snailmailed notarized copy to buyer and they paid via paypal


would have to scrutinize epiks small prin ton those lase agreements.


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Of course they could email me and make a deal to buy any of my names for a different amount than what I have it currently. The Epik system just helps protect both parties. BTW I have known Rob Monster the owner of Epik for around a decade.

As for the amount of traffic on that name, yes, it is low, but that was not really my point. Its never going to improve for that name on that platform when it goes to a page promoting some anti-virus software instead of a rent-a-center type advertisement. The ads have to be at least somewhat related. If you are looking to rent a dishwasher, you dont want to put anti-virus software on your computer,
 
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