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Sucuri : 200,000 expired parked domains distribute malicious ads

A recent article by security experts, Sucuri, unveils the practices of a Hong Kong formed corporation, China Capital Investment Limited, and its portfolio of almost 200,000 parked domains. According to an extensive article by Sucuri, these domains have been specifically selected for their existing backlinks. Instead of simply showing a typical parking page, these domains […]

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Have loan domains? Your premium PPC revenue might plummet

Parked domain names related to loans garner some of the highest pay per clicks (PPC) for a variety of keywords. Additionally, searches for “loans” and “lending” are performed by individuals actively looking to establish new lines of credit. Such clicks, therefore, establish higher conversion rates for those service providers buying ads on the Google ad […]

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Uniregistry one step closer to launching domain editor for PPC landers

One of the things that came along with the integration of Domain Name Sales into the Uniregistry Market, is the change in the parked pages. Instead of the plethora of landers that one customized to suit the context of parked domains, a single, unified “blue hazy mountain” lander became the only choice. Naturally, many domain […]

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Enom “backpack” girl featured in domain comic!

Do you remember the eNom girl? Featuring a backpack, the iconic student was used on hundreds of thousands of domains parked on eNom pages, a decade ago. Hannah Steller, as her real name is, made a cameo appearance – in the same photo – as far as Nepal. Not only that, but the spoof story […]

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Shocking report: 95% of all domains are parked

Recent data from .com and .net managers, Verisign, unveil a shocking reality of the Internet: only 5% of all domain names are actual web sites. With parked or otherwise “for sale” domains representing 95% of all domain registrations, there’s an important issue right there. “Every damn web site I visit, I see this stupid Sedo […]

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Bobak Ferdowsi of NASA mission to Mars: Nice mohawk, shame about the dot com

Bobak Ferdowsi is a flight director for the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission, that successfully landed the Curiosity rover on Mars. With less than 200 twitter followers, Bobak Ferdowsi wasn’t expecting his followship to explode but it did: more than 18,000 people now follow him. Not only he’s now famous for his partially shaved head […]

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Red card for Frank?

Watched the game between England and Italy for Euro 2012 earlier today – which was won by the Azzurri 4-2 after a stressful penalty kick-out. On ESPN, former US soccer team defensive, Alexi Lalas, analyzed the game as usual. It seems that AlexiLalas.com is parked by its registrant on Frank Schilling’s Internet Traffic outfit – […]

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Google is Evil: Google’s removal of parked domains was planned all along

The latest announcement by Google that they will quietly but surely begin to remove parked domains from their searchable index, comes as no surprise. Google said among other things that: […] a new algorithm for automatically detecting parked domains. Parked domains are placeholder sites that are seldom useful and often filled with ads. They typically […]

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What happened to Parked?

What happened to Parked.com ? That’s the headline of a thread over at popular domain forum, DNForum.com The discussion amongst domainers focuses on the dramatic drop in PPC at Parked.com. Once touted as the top domain monetization solution rivaling even Sedo, Parked appears to have lost its appeal among domainers that park their domains. Not […]

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eNom Girl visits Asia: An amazing Domain Journey

Late last year we wrote about the so-called “eNom girl” – called “backpack girl” by eNom itself 🙂 It appears that the beautiful all-American blonde – a model of several pictures taken by her photographer brother – has now taken a virtual trip to Asia. Of all countries that one could imagine seeing the eNom […]

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eNom Girl: An all-American Parking icon

For the past five years, an image of a smiling girl carrying a backpack has captivated the minds of visitors of numerous websites that are sitting idle, undeveloped. The photograph is being used by domain registrar eNom and is internally referred to as “the backpack girl” – although many domainers use the term “eNom girl” […]

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What direction have you twiddled your thumbs while waiting on PPC to increase recently?

We had a very popular topic the other day, asking from DomainGang visitors to state how many times they had twiddled their thumbs while waiting on PPC to increase. After extreme social networking that generated several self-promoting links from people we never heard before, my buddy Jimmy Boffa emailed me saying it was about time […]

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