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New domain backordering service – KQW.com

 

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

Recently I came to know about new domain backordering service KQW.com. Looking at the domain, I thought the service will be from Chinese company and I wasn’t disappointed 😉

New-domain-backordering-service-KQW-com

One of their representatives contacted me and asked me to try their service just few days back and since that time I have placed several backorders with them. So far no success but I have seen them catching few domains.

What I have learned so far is you may place backorder but will need to pay upfront which isn’t what I really like. One good thing is they offer private auctions and don’t let others to jump in at the very last minute. They need to improve their language interface because when I see the English version of their site, I still find Chinese language written all over. For example visiting the auction rules and FAQs page.

If you surf their site, you will find many .cc domains running in auction and it shows they are good at catching .cc domains than .com one’s. So far they are offering backordering service for .com, .net, .org, .cc, .tv, .biz, .me domains.

As they seems to be new in domain backordering, still they have more than 20 registrars offering a backorder service for expired domains.

KQW.com are quite affordable as they only charge as low as $20 per domain name. Their interface is simple and user-friendly.

You may also check the other domain backordering companies I have used so far.

Feel free to give them a try and let us know if you are successful in grabbing any domain with them.

Parking revenue for December 2014 and other updates

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

It was quite slow month in terms of revenue but overall it was a great year and I really enjoyed it specially in domaining. I hope 2015 is going to be far better and I expect many positives and exciting things to happen. Below is the parking stats for December 2014 and initially I thought the revenue might be dropped a lot but after calculating from both parking platforms it was quite okay.

Total visitors – 134,000+ (15k increase from the previous month).

Total clicks – 3,900+ (200 more clicks).

Total parked domains – 850 (50 new added).

Total revenue – $590 ($60 decrease compare to November).

Top 5 niche which made the most – Brandable, Games, Health, Music Cooking.

$$ made on a single day – $36

RPM – $5.73 ($.7 less in overall RPM).

CTR – 4.37% (Almost similar to previous month).

Overall it was good other than final outcome of revenue. Also I added another 50 domains.

I didn’t sold any domain in December because there was no attractive offer which I should have accepted. The main reason was due to holiday season and I found December being the slowest month of the year where there are very low number of inquiries received but I am hopeful things will get better starting new year. As planned for this year I have to get more lenient and get more sales this year.

I have moved over 95% of my domains to Uniregistry and although most of my domains are .com, I still have few .co, .cc domains which I wanted to move to Uniregistry as well but the pricing for those extensions is a bit on higher side due to which I have so far kept the remaining domains at GoDaddy. I hope Uniregistry accepts .IM domains in future so that I can bring all my .IM domains there too which are currently with DomainMonster. Not a good control panel of DM but since I have around 15 .IM domain I am okay with them.

Did you saw revenue improvement or were in the same boat of mine for December 2014? Also had any domain sale?

The New DomainSponsor Platform

The-New-DomainSponsor-PlatformHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I just received newsletter from DomainSponsor and would like to share with you. By the way, I tested their platform by parking several domains for a month or so but wasn’t quite satisfied.

“We’re excited to announce the launch of the new and improved DomainSponsor parking solution.

The move will take place on December 16th. What does this mean for you?

Improved performance  – We’ve completely revamped things behind the scenes: our pages load faster, are more device-responsive and perform better than previously. We are committed to ongoing improvements to our performance, so this is just the beginning.

New Interface – We have completely redesigned the Domain Sponsor Pubman to be cleaner, faster and more intuitive. You should have received an email in September requesting you to reset your password. If you missed it, you can reset your password for the new UI here:

Password reset link removed.

Access to your Rook Media account – If you also have a Rook Media account, you can access both accounts seamlessly from the DomainSponsor Pubman. Just click on your email address in the top right of Pubman to see your options.

Access to the old DomainSponsor Pubman – Moving to the new platform represents a clean break from our previous infrastructure which means your past domain stats will only be available in the old Pubman interface. You can access this directly from the new Pubman by clicking on your email address in the top right of the new Pubman.

If you’d prefer consolidated statistics for your DomainSponsor account in an Excel format, please make sure to contact your Account Manager or Support@DomainSponsor.com.

What do you have to do?

Nothing. Your traffic will automatically resolve on the new platform and your stats in the new interface. Any domain settings and personal settings have been carried over to the new platform.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and we hope you enjoy the new DomainSponsor experience.

Your DomainSponsor Team”

Parking revenue for November 2014 and another domain sale

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I don’t get much time to publish posts and bought very few names and those I forgot to park them at DNS due to which I didn’t increase the number of domains in total parked domains section below.

Total visitors – 115,000+ (15k decrease from the previous month).

Total clicks – 3,900+ (500 less clicks).

Total parked domains – 800 (No increment).

Total revenue – $630 (slight decrease compare to October).

Top 5 niche which made the most – Games, Cooking, Health, Photography, VPN service.

$$ made on a single day – $30

RPM – $6.50 ($.5 increase in overall RPM).

CTR – 4.35% (More drop in this one).

I saw drop in visitors, clicks and CTR but most important thing was the consistency of revenue which remained almost the same. There was improvement in RPM. Although clicks were quite low compare to previous month but revenue was stable because of RPM which seems to be improving since last two months.

I sold a domain last month for $3,728. Quite awkward looking amount but actually the buyer offered 3k Euro which at that time of conversion made what it actually sold for.

Initially the buyer contacted back in March this year with starting offer of $150. Looking at the final price I always recommend to communicate and negotiate to get the maximum and see what the buyer has to offer. Had I rejected him badly, the deal would not have happened ever with this buyer. Never underestimate the starting offer because many times buyer is unaware of the market but has the budget for what you are asking. In some cases we need to educate them.

After not receiving any positive response from the buyer, the inquiry was automatically forwarded to one of the broker at DNS and he did his best to get some sort of response but at the end nothing went in our way…

Last month this lead was re-assigned to another broker of DNS and suddenly the buyer responded back and negotiation started from there on and the deal was completed swiftly. His next offer was 1k and than 3k USD before ending up at 3k EUR. All in all, it took 8 months to complete this sale. By the way, the domain name in question is Scherpe.com

Thanks to Mohammed Khan and Sean Landreth who helped in closing this deal as well as Helki Weber (transfer specialist). She was really great in handling the transfer process and make things look really easier and helps the buyer at every stage where he needs anything. They all are too quick in what they do. I must not forget to thank Escrow.com from where the deal was actually completed. The sale was listed in DnJournal recently.

Before the transaction was initiated at Escrow.com, I had talked with Frank Pavilonis at Uniregistry for having all those funds credited in my Uniregistry account which will help me in transferring domains to their registrar. After which I did and now most of my domains are transferred to Uniregistry and I am very happy to be with them.

What has been your parking revenue for November 2014? Made any sale recently which you would like to share?

Parking revenue for October 2014 and other updates

Parking-revenue-for-October-2014-and-other-updatesHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

There wasn’t much changes in parking revenue for September so I thought to skip it this time and move on to October parking revenue which was quite better.

Total visitors – 135,000+ (10k increase from the previous month).

Total clicks – 4,500+ (not much changes).

Total parked domains – 800 (An increase of 50 domains).

Total revenue – $650 (some improvement).

Top 5 niche which made the most – Games, Health, Photography, Cooking, Music.

$$ made on a single day – $31

RPM – $6.02 (Almost $1 increase in overall RPM).

CTR – 4.57% (Little drop in this one).

So now I have 800 domains under my portfolio and as per my 5 goals to reach by this year, I have to get 1,000 domains by the end of Dec 2014 which to be honest seems not quite possible. One of the main reason is I don’t see that many good domains dropping due to which I am unable to buy quality names. Also the prices have gone much higher and many crazy people are overpaying for domains which are worth far less than what they actually ends up paying for it.

Also, there is political unrest in my country and I am very much focused on this issue and sometimes I have forgot to bid on domains at the last minute. I can count this one of the reason for which chances of having 1k domains at the end of this year seems low.

Last month I lost at least one domain in auction due to electricity outage which is very much normal in my country. In summer, 15+ hours electricity is shut off even in big cities like mine. This is frustrating specially when I wanted to bid at the last minute of auction and finds out myself on the losing side because of this reason. Time is up for our corrupt politicians who are currently leading our country and they have come into power by fake votes. My prayers are with Imran Khan whom everyone wants to come into power and In Sha ALLAH we will see him in action by next year when midterm elections will be held and all corrupt politicians will be held accountable.

Stay tuned for my next post where I will share couple of my domain sales completed last month.

What has been your parking revenue for October 2014? Made any sale recently which you would like to share?