Domain parking is a concept that comes to mind the first time you hear about it. You think, “That’s not possible!” Let’s say you own a Domain name but don’t have the time, money, or technical know-how to create your own website. Instead, you “rent” your Domain name to a company that provides you with a website, hosting, and advertising. What does this mean for you? You get a percentage of the ad revenue generated by your domain(s). It’s the internet’s version of a land lease, where the land owner retains title but gives you the use of the land in exchange for rent. In this case, the land owner pays the taxes, which in this case is the annual renewal of your domain registration.
Of course, the number one, number two, and number three question on everyone’s mind is, “how much money do I make doing this?” Well, I asked myself the same question because I had a bunch of domain names of different quality that were sitting around. Wouldn’t it be nice to just get cheques in the mail!!! Like most people, I did a little research to see which company would be the best for me. So, I’ll be your crash test dummy, you, the reader!
The first place a lot of people think of is Go daddy because they are the largest domain registrar and yes, they do have the domain parking service which is very well advertised on their website like most of their products. In case you haven’t heard, most of the time the domain parking service is free for the domain owner. After all, the parking company takes the lion’s share of your domain’s revenue. I don’t think 2% of their customers ever make any money after subtracting their parking fee. I quickly realized that this product is a no(Go daddy) bad pun intended! But that still leaves plenty of options!
This should be the end of this first chapter, but I’ll be reporting on all the services I’m testing. If you want to know more about my “parking adventures”, check out my website!