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Best time to end your auction at GoDaddy Auctions

First of all thanks to everyone who is coming to my blog regularly, commenting and subscribed to receive posts through email. I can clearly see the number of comments have gradually increased by time which motivates me to write and share my experience with you in many ways.

Best-time-to-start-and-finish-off-your-auction-at-GoDaddy-Auctions

So today I am going to tell you the best time to start and finish off your auction at GoDaddy Auctions which will increase the chances of your domain auction to get sold.

Although I don’t sell many domains with GoDaddy Auctions because I prefer the endusers to contact me directly. In my opinion the best ending time for a 7 day public auction is Sunday evening (U.S time). Most of the buyers and sellers who frequently participate at GoDaddy Auctions are from U.S so I always try to target this occasion no matter it’s sleeping time in my country.

There is one more thing which you can try by tweaking ending time for your auction. Let’s say you are selling a domain which is more targeting for Chinese buyers for example NNNN.com so you must set the ending time according to China timing zone. Although there are buyers for NNNN.com from all over the world but these days we see many serious buyers are coming from China.

What are your opinions in this regard? Does any one agree or disagree with me?

Parking revenue at InternetTraffic aka DomainNameSales.com for March 2013

Parking-revenue-at-InternetTraffic-aka-DomainNameSales.com-for-March-2013As I mentioned in my previous month’s parking revenue which was quite low and I was hoping to reach once again US$300 mark this month (March) but unfortunately didn’t reach it. But somehow managed to get very close towards US$300. I am planning to add some more domains with IT/DNS this month so that I can make sure I reach US$300 in April.

One of my friend Mohammed Zaki Ahmed informed me that it’s spring and holiday season in U.S due to which there will be minimal competition among advertisers. That clears my doubt because I added few more domains but the revenue didn’t go up. One thing I noticed overall that traffic didn’t went down and was surely better than previous month because very few domains in March but the only thing which went down was $$$.

Once again my highest revenue making domain was from technology niche.

Did you see any ups and down in parking revenue? How March 2013 turned out for you? For me it was a better month compare to previous month (February 2013).

Gambling content and domains can now be monetized through Google Adsense

Gambling-content-can-now-be-monetized-through-Google-AdsenseI am not sure if this is something new for you or not but I received latest newsletter from Google where it’s clearly mentioned that gambling domains can now be monetized through Google Adsense. Although I don’t buy gambling/alcohol/adult related domains for some reasons so this news is not of my interest but I thought to share it with you guys in case if any of you are unaware of it.

The ads will only show up for the publishers who have opted to display ads on their websites. Also the ads will show up in certain countries where gambling is legal and have no issues whatsoever. So as I live in Pakistan I cannot see the option for making it enable because gambling is not legal in our country. I think most of the people around the world won’t see the ads because gambling isn’t legal all over the place.

This must be a positive sign for those who currently own and invest in gambling related domains because that would boost them in order to make some extra money.

Parking revenue of February 2013 with InternetTraffic.com

Parking-revenue-of-February-2013-with-InternetTraffic.comHello everyone,

First of all sorry for being in sharing my parking revenue of last month. Next time I will try to share it more quickly.

I thought of having a better month in parking as compare to January. But unfortunately things didn’t work out like I wanted. Although I made over US$200 but was nowhere near to US$300 which I achieved for the first time last month. I saw drop in my parking revenue for February even though adding 5-7 more domains in the whole month. As I mentioned earlier in one of my post my target is to reach US$1,000 p/month by the end of this year and hopefully I will hit that mark on time. And yeah, I hope to have better next month (March).

Just to add one thing that my highest money making domain was in technology niche.

It doesn’t mean I am complaining about InternetTraffic for the lower revenue in February but I just wanted to share with you all no matter if you hide your parking revenue with me 😉

But I would love to see if someone have big heart to share their parking revenue with their domain parking company 🙂

Any of you had success in selling .CO domain names?

Any-of-you-had-success-in-selling-.CO-domain-namesI am curious to know if any one had real success in selling .CO domain names? Actually success can be defined in many ways by different people. I invested very little amount of money in .CO domains. Didn’t bought any domain in Landrush. Just pre-registered and hand registered domains only. Some of which I sold them at quite nice price. One of my notable .CO sale was Textbooks.CO which I sold for US$12,000. Rest were four figure sales.

I consider it success for myself because my five figure sale of .CO was hand registered domain like other sales. It’s interesting to know that I didn’t sold a single pre-registered domains. Only a handful of hand reg domains were sold to date.

While sharing this with you I recall one of my .CO sale. It was really funny and quick sale. I just completed one domain sale and the person’s email ID was ending with his company name .com and I thought to check if .CO is available and try to sell him. First step was to buy the domain and later I offered him. He simply laughed at me that I registered the domain recently and trying to sell him. He showed no interest and I kept that domain with me for 8-9 months.

As the expiration date was coming I thought to drop the domain because that was the only company who could have shown interest ever. Out of nowhere, that guy contacted me back and asked if the domain was still available. I asked him to make me an offer. That particular time I thought to renew the domain for at least one year because he has shown some interest in buying it. The initial offer was US$150 and ended up at US$1,000 and I grabbed that money. It was a 3 word .CO domain 😉

How is your experience in selling .CO domain names? Any success story you would like to share? Don’t be shy… Just do it 😉