Domain Parking Explained
Domain names are being snapped up all the time so if you have
thought of a cool domain name for a future project then it might be wise to
register it now. There is a chance that if you leave it too late someone else
may register it. While your planning your site you can park the domain name.
Domain parking is a process where you register a domain and do not enter the
domain name servers of your hosting company. Usually the domain registrar will
park your domain by default on their server, this means that if you type your
domain name into a web browser you will arrive at a default page provided by the
If you are going to hold onto the domain for a while or not develop a site
straight away then you may want to consider a domain parking service that offers
you revenue from your parked domain. Domain parking services such as
Traffic parking and
sedo offer revenue sharing from
your parked domain.
Revenue sharing from a parked domain works by traffic being directed to a
search page or pay per click page where any visitors to your parked domain may
click on the ads and you receive a percentage of the revenue from this.
Traffic parking claims that a parked domain receives on average 8 hits per
month but a popular domain name may get thousands of visitors due to direct type
ins and miss typed domains. Unless you have a popular domain name it probably
isn't worth the effort to use a revenue sharing parking service and just use
your registrars default parking page.
So domain parking is a process where you register a domain and leave it until
you are ready to use it. You may or may not have a parking page where any stray
visitors will see a default host parking page or if you use a domain parking
service an ad targeted page.
Allan is the webmaster at NameSearchDomain.com where you can find out all
about Domain names.
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