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The best newb way to monetize domain

Discussion in 'Newbies' started by domaintrade, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. domaintrade

    domaintrade Membership: Community

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    Hi,

    as stated in my introduction im new to domains and have about 5 which in my opinion are ok names with some resale value in the future.

    From my reading until I work out what/how to develop these further, I should 'park' these with a provider?

    Does anyone make any sort of money from this? or is this a way to possibly earn a tiny bit of $ until it is developed?

    Who would be the recommended 'parker'? I would guess there would be some companies out there who could lie about how many views/clicks you had?

    Sorry if these are stupid questions

    Thanks
     
  2. findtim

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    firstly ... I don't park, but that's just my choice, so I can only say what I have heard.

    parking may just cover your reg fees, depending on the domain quality

    the right parking is within AUda rules of keeping a domain.

    parking with a "potentially for sale" sign CAN bring sales results.

    other then that i'll leave it to the experts to respond.

    tim
     
  3. domaintrade

    domaintrade Membership: Community

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    Thanks,

    Could I ask why you don't park? If you've got it just sitting there how are you full filling auda rules?

    You say the 'right' parking is within auda rules, are you able to elaborate on this?

    Thanks
     
  4. nt81

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    Welcome aboard.

    You may want to have a read of this first :)
    http://www.auda.org.au/policies/current-policies/2012-04/

    In particular

     
  5. findtim

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    well I just meet all the AUda rules as stated above by nt81, I don't sell domains ! I'm not a domainer, I am a developer and ALL my domains are in development in some way, some weeks I do 20 some weeks I do 1.

    I work in verticals that I have registered business names in which have a
    I treat them like blocks of land, you need to research what house/flats/units you want to put on them, look at the shadows the development will cast, what is the local market, who will visit my new development? and sometimes I can buy a domain and have it running in 1 day, but sometimes it may take a year

    as nt81 suggested , just the rules, but like most documents you may not understand and sometimes get it wrong, I think if you are acting honestly and not strategically you should be fine as the AUda are very good at sifting through BS complaints.

    if the loophole of AUda's rules is parking and they were to attack developers like me then I think there is a need for change, parking to me is NO different to an YET unused domain and I would love other peoples opinions as I also want to understand why this rule exists.

    tim
     
  6. chris

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    No stupid questions, it's a topic that comes up all the time :)

    Typically you have to have heaps of traffic to make anything from parking, even then it's usually not a lot. However parking can help you get a feel for the type of traffic, origin, search terms etc.

    We have a list of domain name parking companies, there are lots. If anyone has any companies to add to the list or experiences please share.
     
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  7. snoopy

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    If these are typical reg fee names they'll make near nothing because they'll have pretty much no real traffic. Might as well park and collect whatever you can, however with 5 names it is probably going to be cents per year, not dollars.

    Even making reg fee is an exceptional result because people have been trawling for any name than can make over reg fee for a a decade or two.
     
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