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What Does it Mean to Park Your Domain?
Your domain name is your internet address, the address of your website on the world-wide-web. For example, hubpages.com.
Before you establish your internet presence through a website, you will have to purchase your domain name through a domain name registrar. Most often, it will take time to develop a website. So what do you do with the domain names that you have purchased?
That is where the business of parking domain names comes in. Just as you park a car in a car park, domain parking companies provide the avenue for you to not only park your domain names for future use, but to make money whilst your domain is parked.
When you park your unused domain names with a domain parking company, the company will serve advertisements such as Pay-Per-Click ads (PPC) on your domains. Most of these companies allow you to park your domains for free. However, you split the parking revenue 60/40 or 50/50.
If you have some good generic and keyword domain names that naturally attract traffic and you’d like to profit from them, then consider parking the domains with a good domain parking company.
Some frequently asked questions about domain parking are:
- Can I make money with parked domains?
- What are the best domain parking companies?
- Can I park my domain for free?
In this hub, I have put together some basic information and links to the top 10 best free domain parking companies. Before that, you shall find information on parking domains for free (and thereby sharing revenue) and owning your own domain parking software. I hope you find the information useful.
Earn From Domain Parking
You can make money with parked domains. In a nutshell, how much you can earn from domain parking depends on the total number of domains you have, the quality of the domains, how well the domains are optimized for search engines and the amount of traffic that it attracts. If you get this correct at the beginning, you can make money from parked domains.
Park Domains for Free But Share Revenue with Domain Parking Companies
Most domain parking companies provide this service free of charge, but you share your parking revenue with them. To park a domain, sign up with your preferred domain parking company, follow the instructions on their site to list your domains. Then head over to the company where you registered the domain name and change the DNS of your domain from your domain name registrar to the domain parking company.
Park Domains Yourself and Keep 100% of the Revenue
If you want to keep 100% of parking revenue and have the flexibility to do many other things with your domain names, then its better to own a domain parking software. Domain parking companies use domain parking software to park and monetize your domains. They control your income. The beauty of owning your own DOMAIN PARKING SCRIPT is that it empowers you to quickly develop and monetize unlimited domains. You deal directly with Google Adsense, Ebay, Amazon Associates, Clickbank, Commission Junction, Neverblue, CPALead, MaxBounty and many other advertising network. You get paid directly. Cut out the middleman and prevent domain parking companies from stealing your money.
Owning Your Own Domain Parking Software
I used to park my undeveloped domains with domain parking companies. After two disappointing years of not making money, I searched for an alternative. I wanted an option where I could have more control over the types of advertisements I place on my domains. Instead of having automatic static pages, I also wanted to add content to make my sites more search-engine friendly. I also got fed up of sharing 40% of my revenue with the domain parking companies.
I realized that the important thing that domain parking companies had which I didn’t was domain parking script. Little did I know that the parking companies were using domain parking software to control my domains, reject traffic and steal part of my income. Cash Parking at GoDaddy cost me over $100 a year, and they also took part of the revenue.
That was when I made up my mind to DIM (Do-It-Myself). I understood that my answer was to have a domain parking script and park the domains myself.
I am so grateful I found a little secret that is now enabling me to get more traffic for my parked domains and most importantly, keep 100% of the revenue.
D-Park Pro Domain Parking Script
This is the secret:
D-Park Pro is a professional domain parking program that has been around for 10+ years. D-Park Pro can turn your domains into parked websites with as many pages as your like, and lets you keep 100% of the money you make from ads.
You deal directly with Google Adsense, eBay, Amazon Associates, Click Bank, Commission Junction, and any other advertising network and get paid directly. There is no middleman (domain parking company) for you to split the revenue with.
Ten Best Domain Parking Companies
There are many domain parking providers. Check them out and chose one that best meets your requirements.
Smart Name is one of the best domain parking companies that monetizes domains. You will everything you need to earn you more, including many customizable templates, real time traffic data and if you are selling the domains, you can have a “For Sale” sign on the landing page. From owners of 700,000 plus domain names themselves, Smart Name offers a wide variety of tools and services to help you monetize a parked domain.
Not getting quality service from domain parking service providers themselves, the founders (who are domainers themselves) of Parking Crew established this platform to best serve the interest of professional domainers. You can get the best monetization for your domains.
ParkLogic is a domain asset management company established to provide professional domain owners advanced domain management and optimization platform for their very important assets, domain names.
Domain Apps is a refreshing easy way to customize your domains to maximize your revenue. Whether you want to develop your domain into a site or monetize it through parking, Domain Apps’ simple interface will help you get the most out of your domains.
Traffic Z is a pioneer in the domain monetization industry. The company offers domain owners cutting-edge technology and customer support to manage, analyse and maximize return on domain investments with little effort. Not to be overlooked.
Dopa is a domain parking company founded in 2005 dedicated to global domain monetization. Dopa monetizes 5 million domain names for it publisher partners and has more than 100 million unique visitors per month.
Frank Schilling’s Internet Traffic is a domain parking company where high quality publishers from all countries and languages can park and monetize their domains. A domainer himself and who has the largest domain portfolio on the web, Internet Traffic is there to help you make money from your domains.
Bodis is another domain parking system that enables you to make money from undeveloped domains. It boasts of higher revenue percentage than any other domain parking companies. An outstanding feature of Bodis is that it provides fully multilingual parked domains templates where keywords and advertisements are rendered in 20 different languages.
Rook Media is one domain parking service provider with many years of industry experience that is worth considering. For accounts optimized by Above.com, Rook Media is the number one parking provider by revenue in 2012.
Domain Sponsor is the traffic monetization technology pioneers since 2002. With over 10 years of experience in monetizing domains, they can help you monetize your domains.
Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on May 26, 2020:
Does domain parking still exist? I thought it phased out.
ope on July 23, 2015:
hey...... how can this domain work for us here in Nigeria please let us know the fact ....if anyone can mail me on email@example.com...
Aubrey on May 27, 2015:
i have one domain which Domain parking is it suitable for me?
Mel Carriere from Snowbound and down in Northern Colorado on March 19, 2015:
I'm sort of confused on the whole concept of parking domains. What's the difference between parking domains and just having a blog or two that is monetized by Google and perhaps Amazon? Great hub.
Brian on December 27, 2014:
Google has a habit of deindexing sites on DomainApps.com. It happened to me and many others.
Nadir Patel from Los Angeles, California on April 19, 2014:
DomainsX.net is one of the best parking companies.
Jason Randle from Saint Petersburg, FL on February 05, 2014:
Voodoo.com is one of the best parking companies on the internet.
dopa on August 29, 2013:
also. Dopa.com is a good platform for domain parking.
Dopa.com supports both china traffic and internetional traffic.
Umer on July 09, 2013:
try bodis.com, it also follow zero-click system. It generates revenue even no-click at all. You'll be paid even you have zero clicks....!
Skeptical Artist on June 18, 2013:
Hi Kejanny, Nice article. I have a few domains which I'm planning on developing and so with about 18 domains and only about 4 of them developed I thought Cashparking seemed like a decent idea. No interest at all. One of them www.mightytees.com was getting 30 impressions a day but no clicks and so no revenue. I think I'll just set up a holding page with analytics so I can see where this traffic is coming from. Even better I ought to get a decent webstore set up !