Posted on 06 July 2011
Over the weekend Elliot Silver of ElliotsBlog.com did an excellent article comparing the amount of domain names that resolve to each parking company. The article was based off of DNS information provided by DailyChanges.com. Unfortunately, as Elliot pointed out, the data may not be completely accurate because some customers use their own DNS controls.
Personally thinking that the numbers were low – for example, Parked.com showing 415,000 domain names – I did a little research. When I say a little, I really mean a little, lol.
I sent Donny Simonton of Parked.com a simple text asking how many domain names are with Parked.com and his response was “In the past 6 months we have had traffic from more than 6 million domains.”
I also talked with Frank Schilling of InternetTraffic.com last week to let him know all the guests of DNCruise are very excited to spend the day with him when we stop in Grand Cayman. In that conversation we briefly discussed his new parking venture in Internet Traffic. What he said blew me away. Frank said that they have already reached over 1 million domains with the service and that there was a pending order for another 250,000+. That is over 1.25 million domain names using Frank’s parking service.
This is truly amazing. Internet Traffic has been around for less than 60 days, spent ZERO marketing dollars and already has 1.25 million plus domains using their service. The only “marketing” I have seen is through the blogs and word of mouth. Then again, it doesn’t hurt that the company is owned by one of, if not the most, successful domainers on the planet.
For years I have promoted only two parking companies, Parked.com and WhyPark.com plus Above.com for parking management. With what I’ve heard from InternetTraffic.com clients and talking to Frank, I would strongly suggest giving his service a try. In fact one thing that I have learned from parking companies in the past is that not all will perform the same, testing is key.
Posted on 06 July 2010
WhyPark Enhances Domain Development Platform with ‘Domain Apps’
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands — July 6, 2010 — WhyPark, the scalable domain development division of Parked.com, Ltd., announced today the launch of “Domain Apps By WhyPark”. The new release to the WhyPark platform allows customers to add depth, relevant engaging content and functionality, through the use of one-click installs, to domain names hosted at WhyPark.
“The next evolution of WhyPark has arrived and I am excited to make Domain Apps By WhyPark available to our customers”, said Craig Rowe, founder of WhyPark. “Customers have been demanding new engaging applications that will attract and retain visitors to their sites. Domain Apps By WhyPark offers just that through relevant search engine friendly text as well as video, photos and data. I am pleased with the launch of our new Domain Apps service and look forward to building upon it in the future.”
The following Domain Apps are now available to WhyPark customers:
* Comparison Shopping
* Hotel Directory
* Local Business Listings
* Online Flash Games
* Twitter Stream
* Web Directory
* YouTube Videos
Several Domain Apps also provide new revenue streams including the Web Directory and Comparison Shopping Domain Apps. WhyPark is already developing new Domain Apps and will continue to enhance the service to meet customers’ needs.
“I am very excited about WhyPark’s new domain apps,” stated Elliot Silver, founder of Silver Internet Ventures, LLC. “Domain Apps will allow me to add unique features and functionality to some of my geo-domain and niche industry websites, which I know will increase stickiness and revenue.”
To learn more about Domain Apps by WhyPark, visit http://www.whypark.com/domainapps/
Posted on 08 December 2009
Above.com recently announced a milestone achievement. They are happy to share that they have now serviced over 1.2 million parked domain names. Beyond their milestone, Above.com was recently awarded Best New Monetizing Solution of 2009 during T.R.A.F.F.I.C. in Brooklyn, New York.
I congratulate them on both achievements, that’s great news.
Let’s face it here, many of us have seen a decline in our parking revenues, but there is still money to be made through parking our domains. It’s a matter of tweaking where we’re parking and Above.com gets that particular concept, which makes them a formidable player in the industry.
They gave a great explanation of how their strategy works. They are basically supported by 15 different parking companies, which allows for some diversity in your choices as to where to park your domain. Some parking companies do better with specific types of domains than others. Above.com understands this and helps you analyze your names to find the best fit, thus maximizing your chances at getting better parking revenue. There are other benefits to using their tools, such as:
- Traffic and revenue stats are conveniently centralized
- Detailed analytics
- Keep your existing parking accounts
- Best of all, it’s FREE!!
This is a tool worth checking out! To get a more in depth explanation of what they do and how it works visit them at Above.com.
Posted on 13 May 2009
Part II comes ten months later but better late than never.
For those of you that have been reading my blog since inception, you may remember my Parked.com – Poor Working Conditions article. That was the very first article I wrote here. In fact Donny Simonton was the first person I have had the chance of meeting in the industry.
Time flies when you’re having fun
I visited the 14,000 square foot Parked.com office in Tampa, FL the other day for business and social reasons. It made me think about that first article. I wanted to follow up with some pictures and more information.
Did you know Parked…
- has offices in New Orleans, Tampa, Grand Cayman and Switzerland?
- has over 4,000,000 domain names parked with them?
- has many employees to deal with every possible parking need you may have?
- just acquired WhyPark to give their customers more options?
Now before I get ahead of myself with the pictures, I’m sharing this information because Parked works extremely hard for your business. The amenities they offer their employees are to make sure they are comfortable and happy and to keep you, the customer, happy.
Here are some pictures of the Tampa, FL office.
Fully stocked kitchen with soda machine and every thing you need to make a gourmet lunch. By the way, lunch is provided by the company every day. They even have a popcorn and hot dog machine for parties.
Movie screen, pool table, two separate flat screens hooked up with Nintendo Wii, Playstation and Xbox. Not pictured are the two message chairs for those long hours of working hard for their customers.
Gym for the employees to stay in shape.
I also had the chance to meet Craig Rowe, President of WhyPark.
(Left) Craig Rowe President of WhyPark – (Right) Donny Simonton President of Parked
For all your domain parking or quick development needs make sure to visit Parked.com and WhyPark.com.
Posted on 28 April 2009
This is a no brainer deal for Parked and a win win for everyone involved. The combination of WhyPark’s develop technology and Parked’s ad feeds are a great marriage.
Some quick highlights:
- WhyPark and Parked will continue to run as two separate services
- Craig Rowe will continue as President of WhyPark
- Parked grows customer base by a little more than 3%
- Parked already has over 4,000,000 domain names with their services while WhyPark has about 150,000 on their nameservers
- Parked has one of if not the best ad feed in the parking industry
Here is the official release from WhyPark earlier this morning. Continue reading…