We are always working on features to enhance user experience here at Above.com. For this month, we have added a couple of new features which may be useful to you.
1. We have added the following nTLDs to our list of supported domain extensions: .bar, .wiki, .space, .rest, .ink, .click and .diet
2. We have added capability to backorder domains in the following TLDs: .com, .net, .org, .biz and .us
Media Statement by David Warmuz
I am excited to announce the launch of Above.com’s new website. Its bold, fresh design is intended to more clearly articulate the unique competitive advantages that the Above.com brand offers to domainers.
For example, despite common misperceptions, Above.com is not a parking company. The new website clearly describes how our Monetization AutoPilot platform actually helps domainers operate at a level above parking companies by making them compete in real-time for each and every domain visitor. Competition is a good thing. It drives RPMs higher. And to help the domainer’s bottom line even more, our powerful AutoPilot technology is free.
But AutoPilot does not limit the competition for domainer traffic to just parking companies. Its Maximizer system enables premium direct advertisers to bid in real-time on the same traffic. This drives RPMs to a whole new level. And since we have been investing in this monetization channel since 2009, we are strongly positioned to deliver outstanding results to both the advertiser and the domainer.
The new Above.com website also describes a wide range of unique, free tools and services available via our Registrar and Marketplace that are designed to help domainers save time, avoid headaches, and reduce the costs associated with managing their portfolios.
I encourage domainers to take a look at our new Above.com website. I can assure you that it will open your eyes to the time saving and bottom-line enhancing advantages that we offer.
What are your thoughts on the new design? Please leave a comment below.
In light of NamesCon 2016, Richard Lau did an interview with David Warmuz, the founder of Above.com, a major sponsor of the upcoming conference. In the interview, David shares his insights, as well as information on Above’s vision and place in the domain industry.
You can read the entire interview here: NamesCon 2016 Sponsor Spotlight on Above.com
In our last issue we presented month 1 results from a Case Study involving an elite domainer who switched 3,000 domains from Parking Company A to the DNS for our Monetization AutoPilot platform.
As mentioned, in the first 30 days after the switch his revenues increased by an impressive 25%. But the gains did not stop there.
Below are results from month 2 vs Parking Company A:
- Revenue increased by 105%.
- RPM increased by 188%.
Obviously, this elite domainer was ecstatic with the significant performance improvements.
How high can your revenues and RPMs increase by switching over to full AutoPilot with Maximizer?
Remember, not only does AutoPilot make parking companies compete in real-time for your traffic, but it’s Maximizer feature also enables premium direct advertisers to bid for the same traffic. Competition is a very good thing. Your portfolio RPM will be the big winner.
As you know, our AutoPilot platform makes parking companies compete against one another in real time for your domain traffic. Competition is a very good thing, because it drives your RPMs higher.
But wouldn’t it be great if premium advertisers were also allowed into the competition? Just imagine how much your RPMs would be boosted by this amplified level of competition.
This is exactly what AutoPilot’s Maximizer feature does. It enables premium advertisers on Trellian’s Direct Search Network (DSN) to bid on and acquire your domain traffic. Trellian is the parent company of Above.com.
DSN’s advertisers love the zero click, keyword seeded direct navigation traffic available via AutoPilot’s Maximizer feature. As a result, they aggressively bid against each other and against parking services.
If an advertiser does not outbid parking companies, then AutoPilot finds and sends the traffic to the highest paying parking company.
How can you get your domain traffic into the bidding wars?
If you haven’t already done so, set-up an AutoPilot account at Above.com and point your domains to our name servers. AutoPilot will immediately start finding the highest paying parking service option for each domain. This powerful technology is free.
At the same time, our team of experts will begin manually assigning keywords to each domain that meets minimum volume levels. When completed, Maximizer will be enabled for those domains. You need do nothing more than sit back and watch those RPMs rise above what you were earning before.
Not ready to change over to Above’s DNS? You can still create a free account in order to take advantage of AutoPilot’s StatsConsolidator.
Simplify Life. Maximize Payouts. Get on AutoPilot.
It’s the last time you will ever need to change DNS.
Trellian Direct Search Network’s heavy focus on quality is unique in the domain industry, allowing it to offer compelling advantages for domain investors.
- DSN’s proprietary bidding platform is focused exclusively on selling high quality, high intent domain traffic.
- Trusted partners are carefully selected based on strict quality standards.
- Exclusive partnership agreements are designed to lock-in their commitment to the quality use of traffic and high bid rates.
- Direct advertisers and ad agencies are thoroughly screened and constantly monitored.
- Your traffic is systematically monitored against mis-use in order to protect the value of your domain assets.
Is your traffic being sold and protected by Trellian’s Direct Search Network?
Chat with us to learn how AutoPilot’s Maximizer platform can get your traffic safely sold at top RPMs via Trellian’s Direct Search Network.
Earlier today, domain industry blogger Andrew Allemann posted an article about a phishing scam email with the following “From” and “Subject” text.
Subject: Domain [redacted.COM] Suspension Notice
Multiple versions of this phishing email were sent to domain owners, each using a different registrar name. One version used firstname.lastname@example.org as the “From” email address and referenced Above.com in the body of the email.
If you received any version of this phishing email, please do not click the link.
Whenever you receive a suspicious email, always check the Return Path details in the email header. And always hover over any links to see where they are pointed. These details will confirm that the email is not from the company indicated.
In addition, please feel free to call, email or chat with us if in doubt about any email you have received with our company name in the return email address and/or in the body of the email. Your account privacy and security are top priorities for us, so we are happy to receive any inquiries.
For a limited time, between now and December 31st, you can register a new .ME domain for only $9.95 for the first year.
The regular price of $19.95 will be paid at checkout for new .ME registrations. For each eligible .ME domain registration, a rebate of $10.00 will be credited to your Above.com account within 14 days after the month in which the domain was registered.
Transfers, renewals and additional registration terms are not eligible. Renewals of eligible new registrations will be at the then current regular list price.
Register a new .ME domain now!
The Domain Conference
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sept 28-29, 2015
Above.com is happy to be supporting the domain community by sponsoring another domain industry event.
If you plan to attend this conference, be sure to stop by our booth and ask us how our AutoPilot Monetization Channel Optimizer technology can greatly simplify your life while maximizing your revenues.
And don’t forget to ask us about our other time-saving, free bulk tools, such as the StatsPowered Renewal ROI Tool in our Registrar and the StatsPowered Buy Now Pricing Tool in our Marketplace.
We have a $0.50 .INFO registration promotion running right now. Between now and December 31st, 2015, each .INFO domain will cost you only $0.50 for the first year. No joke! Now is the best opportunity to save on those .INFOs that you have been wanting to register.
- Limit 10 registrations per day.
- Pay $10.95 upfront.
- Get $10.45 in rebate credited to your account at the end of the month.
- Not valid for renewals or transfers.
- Expires: December 31, 2015.
For full details of the .INFO promotion, please visit: http://domains.above.com/info-promo-terms.html