I’m wondering what people do with domains that they are not using. I currently have mine parked but I’m wondering if there is a better alternative or if you recommend a particular parking service.
From:rahblah Date: 07-19-19
I had about 20 domains parked at a service called ParkingRevolution which automatically pulls from scrapped content (Excerpt with a link to the original article) every day. I also had Adsense ads pulling little bit of money for few months. Around last month or so, Google cracked down on such hosting platforms and de-indexed all of my sites. I moved one of them to a paid hosting, added original content, did some SEO, but Google refuses to index the site. Lessons learnt.
I heard good things about Noomle free hosting and I will probably move some of them to Noomle. I am also planning to test Google Adsense for Domains for some of the sites.
You can also find people in Warrior/DP/WF who build sites with orig content for 50-60 dollars and and let it age. You will be able to monitize the free traffic later on.
And the last option: sell the domains on Flippa (they charge ~$30 listing fee per auction, so you are better off putting them all together and make one offer) or let it expire!
From:rongright Date: 07-19-19
yeah unless you have high-traffic (just park) your best bet is to toss up 5-19 pages of content, or setup an autoblog. Then when you come back in 6-19-18-24 months, you are in a much better position than buying a brand new domain. Of course you do this with domains that you have long-term plans for, but if theyre shitty just let them drop
From:barman Date: 07-19-19
I have a lot of really random domains (think kepslern.com – not one that I own) that I’ve recycled from using Facebook and getting accounts banned. Now I use them for tracking, or I just leave them empty and let them drop.
But if they’ve actually got keywords in the domain then do what barman says, that’s the best idea.
From:ap-hannahmcintyre Date: 07-18-19
You could park them all, see which ones generate decent revenue and go autoblog on that and build some links or even dev into an aff site if you wish.
From:andreww Date: 07-20-19
You could transfer em to me.. I could always use more!
From:andrewh Date: 07-21-19
Although I am definitely guilty of letting a few domains just sit around, I usually set up a blog, make the first few posts and schedule a few more for future months, then get a handful of inbound links. It doesn’t really take much to get yourself to a Pagerank of 2 or 3, at which point you can generally get added to Text Link Ads’ inventory. I’ve had quite a few sites using that for years now, and it always makes me happy to see the money get dumped into my PayPal on the first of every month.
AdSense isn’t a bad alternative, either, if you have some posts. Of course, it depends on the topic. 10-20% of your sites will usually generate most of your income, even if traffic levels are similar.
I know that doing this stuff technically makes them "used domains" instead of unused domains, but it really doesn’t take very long at all, and the increase in revenue is nearly always worth it.
From:stefanie Date: 07-21-19