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December 2013 parking revenue and other updates

happy-new-year-and-December-2013-parking-revenue-and-other-updatesHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I hope everyone having great time spending their holidays. I was unable to make any post for almost a month as I was on vacation with my family to Murree (Hill station in Pakistan) trip and I came back yesterday. I will share the pictures in my next post.

It was a nice month in terms of parking revenue as we made well over $500. I predicted couple of things in the past which were to make $1,000 in parking at the end of this year which unfortunately wasn’t achieved. Secondly, I was going to have 500 domains at the same time which was accomplished right on time.

After doing intensive research I came to the conclusion of making $1,000 in parking each month and will have 850-900 domains at the end of 2014.

December was the slowest month of the year in terms of receiving domain inquiries. The only reason comes to my mind is holidays and holidays. That didn’t stop me from acquiring some more domains which I did in the past few weeks or so…

Fabos.com – Short and brandable domain. Looks short of fabulous and only 5 characters.

Famlee.com – Another brandable domain for family related niche.

BeachGolfClub.com – Normally I don’t invest in 3 word domains but this is a nice name IMO and thanks to Name.com for catching this dropping domain for me.

RedPackaging.com – Brandable domain for any packaging company.

NwEvent.com – Northwest comes to my mind when I see this and Google result does agree with me.

Saladi.com – I am quite addicted towards first and last names because I see good future as more and more people coming online and they will definitely need their first or last name in .com so grab it before everything is gone.

Knobbs.com – Same as above.

We at AbdulBasit.com want to thank everyone for all your support from the start of this blog and without your positive feedback, criticism and comments this would never been an easy task. We wish all of you a vigorous, joyful and flourishing New Year!

Some recent domain acquisitions by AbdulBasit.com

Some-recent-domain-acquisitions-by-AbdulBasit.comHello and Assalamo Alaikum,

It’s been a while since I posted some of recent domain acquisitions. Today I wanted to share some domains which were acquired through multiple ways like auctions, pending deletes, private acquisition, etc. Below are some of the names which were bought in the last couple of months or so…

EHYG.com – I know it’s not looking good as far as characters are concerned but I will take it.

ScrapbookShop.com – I like this name and there are few companies operating under the same name and others have long tail words joining with it.

Afifah.com – It’s a Muslim name of a girl and more commonly Afifa is used, ending with letter “H” makes it less valuable but still hundreds if not thousands of people are there in world using the same spelling in their names.

LawGroups.com – This is one of my first domain in law niche but I am trying to get into this more deeply because the CPC at parking platforms for such domains are really good. As it was recently bought so can’t give you much estimate about the traffic stats but to me this sounds a decent name. Yeah, if it was singular would be far better.

Ruhrstadt.com – Normally I don’t invest in other languages but I found lot of potential in this term.

TheTurbo.com – Well, I really like domains which starts with “The” and there is fellow domainer Shane who loves it as well. I have some other domains which starts with “The” and will try to gather some other time and share with you guys. This can be used for gaming, movie, sports and many different niches.

Alchin.com – When I sold my first domain which had both first and last name a year ago had changed my mind since than as I am seeing people getting more interested in buying domains of their names. I have found two word name selling quite slow compare to one word name no matter it’s commonly used or not. As number of inquiries have rose in past few months which have made me to invest a little more in first, last and first/last names together as well.

Andrepont.com – It was registered in 90’s and dropped recently. A last name which sounds good while calling it.

HannahRose.com – A two word name which is quite common and there are many Hannah Rose who would like to upgrade their name to just HannahRose.com one day… some day…

Matmed.com – Can’t say much about this name. I like it and grabbed it from drop… May be you could add some more info for this domain…

Care to share your recent domain acquisitions? Also if you wish to comment and share your feedback about my domain purchases?

Parking revenue for October and November 2013

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

Since there was some issue at DomainNameSales platform in updating the parking revenue so I was unable to publish my parking $$$ for October. However, there wasn’t much changed. I don’t see much improvement though but there was consistency in revenue for the past several months. We made over US$800 for the last two months which isn’t bad but I am hopeful to see some improvement in coming time.

In September 2013 our portfolio generated almost similar amount so nothing much changed in this regard.

Care to share how was your parking revenue in recent times? Any feedback is welcome.

Domain sold through GoDaddy Buy Service

GoDaddy Domain Buy ServiceHello and Assalamo Alaikum everyone,

It was my first and last domain sold through GoDaddy Buy Service. The domain was sold once again in four figures and comes under books niche. Interesting thing about this domain was the previous owner somehow dropped the domain and I grabbed it. I knew they would need back and somehow they contacted me once the domain was under my possession. As they were quite hesitant dealing with any escrow service so they opted GoDaddy Buy Service and I listed there for a fixed price which was agreed through email communication.

As this was my first domain sold through GoDaddy Buy Service I selected wire transfer but it was not accepting my bank account number. It was asking me to enter routing number which is not used in Pakistan. I called them but the support guy wasn’t much educated to help me so I emailed them and got no response either. As I had already entered my PayPal ID so they sent me money on my PayPal even though my first choice was to receive funds through wire. The only positive thing using this Domain Buy Service was to receive exactly the same amount with no deduction under my PayPal account.

I re-send the email to their support but again no response. I would never use this particular service again of GoDaddy again in future and will ask my domain buyers to either chose Escrow.com which is first choice of handling domain sales or send me the payment through wire first before I transfer the domain.

In future I will never use GoDaddy Buy Service ever. I know many of you won’t agree with me because there are no issues in your country, you get routing number easily but in my country there is no routing number as far as I know which I confirmed with several other banks as well once the payment was received by GoDaddy. Although I had entered correct account number they still sent the payment through PayPal. I wonder why there is no field of entering my bank name?

Care to share your experience with GoDaddy Buy Service? No matter it was good or bad but would be nice to let others know.

Parking revenue for September 2013 and DomainNameSales.com update

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum everyone,

It was quite slow month in terms of parking revenue as well as domain inquiries received. I thought it would be a better month since summer holidays have gone and will start seeing some activity but that wasn’t the case last month. Mark from DomainPicks.com was in the same boat as well.

One of my revenue making domain from PPC has declined in the last month and I can see the revenue will be drop a bit more for that particular domain which will have somehow affect on my overall parking revenue. It doesn’t matter much personally but I just wanted to share it. However, I was able to make over US$400 for September 2013. My target was to reach $1,000 for the month of Dec ’13 / Jan ’14 but that seems quite far away. I am still happy the way I am going because my main focus is to buy and sell domains and make side income from them through parking unless they are sold to the right person.

On the other hand, I have been contacted by DomainNameSales.com team member who informed me about the new features and after discussing with him I enabled the dead lead follow-up feature where all the hardworking and intelligent brokers from DNS team giving their 100% on each of my domain inquiries which are not active for the past 30 days. It was really amazing to see that I had received hundreds of inquiries since I have joined them.

If you have your domains parked with DNS and get decent number of inquiries than I would suggest you to enable this follow up service which you can find under your control panel click settings on top and auto assignment, old lead management. From there you can select 30 days, 45 and 60 days. I have selected 30 days which seems good for me.

Although I haven’t done any sale with this follow up feature but it looks really good to see inquirers are responding well and since we have enabled at the end of previous month so it may take some time to get clear picture.

So have you seen fall off in the previous month in terms of domain parking and/or domain inquiries?