Maximizer Payouts have Increased on Parking Manager

above parking managerMaximizer Payouts have Increased on Parking Manager!

The point of being a domain investor is making money, and our Maximizer feature was designed to help you do just that.

The Maximizer is our exclusive monetization program that offers your domain traffic to premium direct advertisers through the Trellian Direct Search Network. The Maximizer diversifies your strategy and increases your revenues by optimizing and finding the best performing options for your parked domains.

Currently, quality traffic is in high demand, and we want this increase in demand to benefit you.

Have you noticed an increase in your revenues? Several of our clients are already reporting substantial increases in revenues since the March 5th implementation.  To find out how much more revenue you are generating from the Maximizer, login to your account, run a report in “statistics” using March 5 as your start date, and select the Maximizer as your service.

If you are new to the Maximizer, getting your account set up is a three-step process:

  • DNS settings for each domain must be set to the Above DNS servers.
  • Your account must be authorized by an account manager in order to earn Maximizer revenues.
  • Domains need to be cataloged to a keyword in our system. Once you contact your account manager, they will coordinate cataloging.

If you see the “Activation Pending” notice, contact support in order for your account to be authorized to use the Maximizer.

For more information, contact us.

When to Sell Your Domains as a Portfolio 

Above.com is the industry leader when it comes to supporting portfolio sales.

With the recent introduction of our new portfolio sales feature, a question we often encounter is, “How do I know when it is appropriate to sell my domains as a portfolio as opposed to individual listings?”

Unfortunately, the answer is not that simple. The decision to sell as a portfolio or as an individual listing depends upon whether combining the domains increases the chances of selling the domains, or if the grouping of domains increases the value of the domains of the portfolio.

Here are a few suggestions for combining domain names to be sold as portfolios instead of individual listings:

Bundles of domains with related names or phrases may be good candidates for portfolio sales. For example, if you have multiple domains such as shoestore.com, shoestores.com, and shoestore.net, etc., it is recommended to sell those domains as a portfolio. They would be worthwhile selling as a portfolio as buyers may have interest in purchasing multiple variations of similar keyword-based domains.

It would also make sense to bundle domains that follow a common theme into a portfolio. One could sell a portfolio with domains such as dogfood.co, cattrees.net, howtotrainyourdog.com or other keyword or phrase domains related to pet care.

Another consideration to make is if the domains get a fair amount of traffic. Each of those high-ranking domains can then be bundled together and listed as a high-traffic portfolio. Seasoned investors know that the more traffic a domain receives, the higher the interest will be.

Lastly, some of the most common and best performing types of portfolios we see are .COM, .ORG, and .NET bundles. These are good options for those with large portfolios of unrelated or lower-performing traffic domains.

The best part about buying and selling through the above.com Marketplace is that traffic statistics can be viewed at the domain level (if available). All of the data is Verified by Above which means that we report on the statistics we collect, allowing for further transparency and reassurance while bidding on or purchasing a domain portfolio. No longer will you need to endure comparing apples to oranges while making a business decision.

If you would like more information about Above.com’s portfolio support, visit the Above.com Marketplace or contact our support team.

WHOIS Privacy for Peace of Mind

Identity theft is the fastest growing offense in the United States. It is estimated that each minute, nineteen people fall victim to the crime.

 

As a domain investor, you should be concerned with maintaining your personal privacy. It can be irritating to receive unsolicited or low-ball offers, but those annoyances could be the least of your worries if you do not have WHOIS privacy.

We have all heard of scammers stealing domains. In fact, one of our competitors was in the midst of a large phishing incident last year, causing many domains to be stolen from their rightful owners. Scammers were able to obtain account holders’ personal information and contacted domain owners with a legitimate-looking message. The email then led them to a very convincing phishing site. Scammers have improved their methodology to the point that it is nearly impossible to distinguish between a legitimate and spoofed landing page at first glance. People were tricked, entered their account login and password, and just like that, their domains were gone.

Maintaining your WHOIS privacy keeps your telephone number, address, email address, and other personal information private and unavailable to scammers, identity thieves, and other unsavory people. Your investments will be safer, and you will have the peace of mind that comes along with increased security.

Above.com’s Registrar helps you simplify your purchase or transfer by automatically providing each domain from the registrar with FREE WHOIS privacy protection!

Not every registrar can offer you such protection at no additional cost. In fact, none of our leading competitors offer the confidence that free WHOIS privacy can bring.

That means no more extra fees and steps to take in order to secure your name, address, and other business information.

This month, we are offering you $9 .COM and $9 .NET registrations and transfers with FREE WHOIS privacy! Simply visit the Above.com Registrar and use the code hzpb4279b8922. Don’t delay – the code is only valid now through June 30, 2015.

If you have any questions, reach out to us! We are here to help.

Radix Registry Chooses Above Marketplace for Auction of Select Reserve Domains

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radix-registry-logo-280The Above Marketplace has been chosen by RADIX REGISTRY to exclusively auction a premium selection of their “held-in-reserve” domain names using the TLD extensions .WEBSITE, .PRESS, and .HOST. This 30-day auction begins on January 12, 2015. These domains are the crème de la crème within these TLDs.  Follow this auction online starting January 12, 2015 at http://www.above.com/marketplace/auctions.html

Please direct any questions to sales@above.com.

Portfolio sales now available in the Marketplace

Above.com is proud to be the first in our industry to support domain portfolio sales through our online marketplace. For experienced domain name investors, this is a huge leap forward, as portfolios may include thousands of domains for a single price. Historically, portfolios were listed in the marketplace in a way that was buyer-unfriendly. The only means by which a portfolio could be included in an online marketplace was by listing a single domain, and including the other individual domains in a comment box. This often hindered research, leaving potential buyers in the dark. Many potential buyers have said that they only become aware of the details upon opening the listing. This left simply too many opportunities for missed sales!

Now, buyers’ queries are answered more quickly with the Above.com Marketplace because each domain in a portfolio is individually indexed. That means that all of the domains included in any individual portfolio may be searched by potential buyers. Adding to ease of use, each search result returned that is part of a portfolio is clearly labeled as such. The entire portfolio is clickable for exploration of each of the other domains included.
In the instance that the portfolio had been previously parked, domain stats for the entire portfolio are shown, and are further broken down into individual domains for additional analysis.

When should domains be sold as a portfolio? Consider doing so when the grouping factor itself increases the value of the domains being sold. For example:

• .COM, .NET, and .ORG bundles
• Traffic portfolios
• Group of related domain names beginning or ending with a common phrase
• Group of domain names with common theme, as in legal, finance, technology

For more information and to explore our new domain portfolio support, visit the Above.com Marketplace or contact our helpful support team at contact@above.com.

Get authorized with AboveMaximizer

One of the stand-out features of our Parking Manager is the AboveMaximizer, which is a premium direct to advertiser component of our AboveOptimizer. We have developed close relationships with our advertisers to focus on making sure you earn higher payouts compared to only parking your domain names. The Above proprietary algorithm positions premium direct search advertisers to compete with your parking services, allowing you to earn the highest revenue payouts. To start maximizing your revenues with the AboveMaximizer, contact us at sales@above.com. If you will be at NamesCon, come by our booth and we will get the AboveMaximizer authorized and set up for you on the spot!

Above.com sponsors Women in Domaining social event at NamesCon

Women in DomainingAbove.com is excited to be a sponsor and partner in this year’s Women in Domaining Cocktail Social! Join the women of Above.com for the 8th annual social while you enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and great conversation with industry experts. The event takes place Monday, January 12th from 7-9pm in the Whoisology Room across from the exhibit hall at the Tropicana. We have heard that two very generous private donors have pledged to each match Water School donations, dollar for dollar! We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us at NamesCon 2015

 

220141014_141007014 was a great year for domain investors, and Above.com is ready to make 2015 even better!

 

This year, we are hitting the ground running.

 

This year, join Above.com for the most informative and largest domain industry event, NamesCon 2015! We have just heard that the organizers are expecting around 800 attendees, which makes this an event that you will not want to miss! Meet Nancy Bianchi, Liz Corona, and Victor Pitts at our booth, and find out how you can maximize your revenues. We are proud of the relationships we create and cultivate, so stop by and chat, pick up your free gift, and set up an appointment to privately discuss your portfolio and how Above.com can maximize your investments.

 

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Above Registrar expands TLD offerings to now include .CLUB

.CLUB logo“CLUB” is not like any other “generic” string – it brings immediately recognizable meaning and marketing value to any name to the left of the dot. .CLUB is the ultimate social domain name to bring people together around common interests and passions – and own the perfect domain for their community.

Priced at only $12.95, this TLD fits with our general aggressive pricing strategy of domains and the .CLUB TLD is also fully supported in Above Marketplace and Above Parking Manager.

Name Collision Release for .HOST, .WEBSITE, & .PRESS – Register at Above.com

Some domain strings across .host, .website, and .press, which were unavailable to register previously, will be made available as they will now be removed from ICANN’s Name Collision Block List.

The released list contains many great generic keywords that could establish an immediate brand identity as well as possess future value in the after-market.

This ICANN restriction will be lifted on 26th November at 14:00 UTC, and names from this list will become available for General Registration. These domains will be available for registration through Above.com at that time.

With over 130,000 names on this list, we’re really glad that they are finally being made available for registration. Keep in mind that these names will be offered on first come, first served basis, so mark your calendars and get it before it’s gone! Do note that some names from the Name Collision List will be priced at a premium, and some may be reserved by the Registry.  These specific domains will be clearly identified to you before you proceed with your registration.

Here is a snapshot of the types of names that will become available:

.HOST
Macho
Secureserver
Socials
Song
Special
Spectrum
Submit
Warranty
Webproxy
Website

.WEBSITE
Concepto
Consumer
Freeonlinegames
India
Mypage
Onlyplay
Professional
Uk

.PRESS
Casa
Causeway
Censor
Foto
Haywire
Md
Me
Mediapoint
My
Newscom
Said
Sin
Standardtimes