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Today, Sedo sent an e-mail out to all its parking customers informing them of the upcoming improvements to their parking stats. This includes improvements to their traffic counting methods.
Here is the complete email:
At Sedo, we're dedicated to offering only the highest quality products and services to help you make the most of your domain portfolio. In a continued effort to do so, we've made some important changes to Sedo's parking program and are conducting a parking statistics "cleanup."
The proposed TLD .xxx is suggested as an option for sexually explicit Internet websites. .xxx would be suitable for adult material, similar to .edu for education and .gov for government bodies.
The .xxx would be suitable for adult material, similar to .edu for education and .gov for government bodies. The appeal has caused controversy for both those for and against the introduction of the TLD.
The idea of .xxx would be to implement a way for those who wish to provide access to pornographic nature on the web and also make it easier for those who don't wish to view explicit material to block the websites. This would also make it easier for search engines to block .xxx websites.
The untold story how domain conflicts can severely impact your parking revenues.
If you are an active domainer and you buy, sell, trade, register, drop, taste domains, then you are surely being affected by domain ownership conflicts at the various parking companies.
These are the known issues:
Anyone can add a list of domains to a parking account and state that they own these names. Parking companies then have to decide who the current and real owner is. And no, doing a whois search does not help here, that is not in most cases... as like most domainers, whois privacy is more and more common, and fake or offshore entities are even more common for domainers that wish to remain unknown, just in case they have a TM based domain that they know or do not know they own.
But I digress... so what actually happens when you have 2 parking accounts both claiming ownership of the same domain? Who get the traffic and earnings allocated to their account? Do you know? Do you even know where to find in your account any reported domain conflicts?
This is also good news for Above.com Parking Manager users, as all previous ActiveAudience users can now use their accounts with Above.com Parking Manager (SmartName is already supported by our system).
We have just added two more parking services to Above.com Parking Manager: ActiveAudience and DomainSpa.
If you want to try these new services out, feel free to register for accounts by using the links above and adding them to parking manager. If you are not sure how to add new accounts, check out the Manage Accounts manual page.
We are currently performing final tests before allowing users to enable these accounts. These tests will take around a week. Please keep an eye on Announcements panel on the ashboard screen to find out when the testing is complete.
Just noticed that Sedo.com home page has received a facelift. A brand new website. But that is not all, after you login you are greeted with a whole new interface. Everything has been changed...
This will take some time get used to...
However from the first feel of things it is a substantial improvement for end users trying to find things.
According to Sedo's newly released Domain Market Study, Q3 domain sales increase 5.5% over Q2.
Respectfully, Sedo represented 75% of the top 20 public domain sales in Q3, with a total sales value at $23 million. Top five domains include:
Call.com $1.1 million
ccTLD extensions showing the greatest sales increase include: .fr, .es and .eu
The TRAFFIC Awards were present to the winners last night. Voting for the nominated parties started 2 months ago and as these are votes by domainers, well done to all that won the praise of their fellow domainers.
And the nominations and winners were...
When you park domains, make sure you experiment with several parking companies.
Each one of them provide a different default template and various options. Also a domain which does not perform with a parking provider may well exceed your expectations with another one. Some Parking companies are better at monetizing traffic on hi-tech products while others may be best at bringing revenues from people looking to buy clothes or rent a flat.