Na… neu efallai ddim. Nid i mi, beth bynnag.
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:
- Weithiau mae pobl yn teipio a URL yn hytrach na chwilio amdano. Os ydych chi'n digwydd bod â'r enw parth, gallwch chi roi hysbysebion cymwys ar y dudalen lanio. Os yw pobl yn clicio ar yr hysbyseb, rydych chi'n cael eich talu gan yr hysbysebwr.
- Mae pobl eisiau'r enw parth, felly maen nhw'n gwneud cynnig i chi.
Gan fy mod yn darllen erthygl heddiw, fe wnaeth fy atgoffa am brawf o'r busnes hwn yr oedd angen i mi adrodd yn ôl arno. Dros flwyddyn yn ôl, darllenais am gwpl o safleoedd yng nghylchgrawn Business 2.0 a oedd yn cynnig adnoddau Parcio Parth. Ar y pryd, Sedo oedd un o'r cwmnïau parcio parth nad oedd ganddo unrhyw daliadau ymlaen llaw. Ysgrifennais bost blog yn nodi y byddwn yn rhoi ergyd iddo.
Yr enw parth y cefais y lwc orau ag ef oedd 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.
Dyna oedd fy nghysylltiad a berfformiodd orau.
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!