Níl ... nó b’fhéidir nach bhfuil. Ní domsa, cibé ar bith.
What is Domain Parking? It's when you have a great idea for a domain name, you check to see if it's purchased. It's not… so you buy it. Instead of utilizing the domain for a website, you ‘park' it. Domain parking is a means of additional income and some of the largest owners of domain names make millions at it. There are two ways to make money with domain parking:
- Uaireanta clóscríobhann daoine isteach i URL seachas cuardach a dhéanamh air. Má tharlaíonn sé go bhfuil an t-ainm fearainn agat, is féidir leat fógraíocht is infheidhme a chur ar an leathanach tuirlingthe. Má chliceálann daoine ar an bhfógraíocht, íocann an fógróir tú.
- Ba mhaith le daoine an t-ainm fearainn, mar sin déanann siad tairiscint duit.
Agus mé ag léamh alt inniu, chuir sé i gcuimhne dom faoi thástáil ar an ngnó seo gur gá dom tuairisciú air. Breis agus bliain ó shin, léigh mé faoi chúpla suíomh san iris Business 2.0 a thairg acmhainní Páirceála Fearainn. Ag an am, Sedo Bhí sé ar cheann de na cuideachtaí páirceála fearainn nach raibh aon mhuirir tosaigh air. Scríobh mé blagphost ag rá go dtabharfainn lámhaigh dó.
Ba é an t-ainm fearainn a raibh an t-ádh is fearr liom leis navyvets.com. After a year of having the domain parked, I had 93 hits that made $1.22 with no offers for the selling price of $2,500. Since I pay $14.95 per year for each renewal of the domain, that's a nice loss.
Ba é sin an nasc is fearr a rinne mé.
Of course there are ways of making this actually work. If I had thousands of domain names parked with a registrar that offered me lower rates, I managed the advertising myself… possibly putting content on the sites with some behavioral advertising – I could turn a profit. If I made a dollar a year on each name, I could buy 100,000 names and make a tidy income. But I don't have the time to do that. As well, the best names have already been bought up so it would take a lot of time to simply wait on expired domains or a lot of money to try to purchase others that may turn a buck or two.
So, my domain parking career is almost over. My last shot will be to put my best domain up at Sedo for $39 to have it on the front page to see if I can find a buyer. I'll point the rest of my domains to this blog, which generates a much better click-through rate on its advertising than Sedo ($0.10 EPC). I'll let you know how it goes!