Parking revenue for March 2015 and other updates

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I didn’t publish parking revenue for quite some time due to no major changes and it wasn’t worth sharing with you. But last month in March there was some improvement in revenue and I hope it continues for coming months.

As per my goals set for this year I need to sell 20-24 domains but so far not much success in terms of selling number of domains. However, I recently sold another domain for five figures for which I can’t disclose the detail but it was a good one. Although it took too long to wrap up but in the end what matters is I got what I wanted.

Coming to the parking revenue detail I would like to specially mention that increase in revenue is mainly due to adding a domain which has backlinks related to insurance.

 

 

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Total visitors – 90,000+ (huge decline comparing to previous months).

Total clicks – 3,500+ (Again less number of clicks comparing to previous months).

Total parked domains – 950.

Total revenue – $700 (Better revenue comparing to many previous months)

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

$$ made on a single day – $67 (May be the highest revenue on a given day).

RPM – $10.07 (Highest so far in overall RPM).

CTR – 5.27% (Better than before).

I found there was significantly less visitors compare to previous months and I added many domains too. But at the end I like the revenue to be the most and doesn’t matter much how many visitors come 😉

There was no sale made in February and if I need to reach my goal of selling 20-24 domains this year I need to focus on selling more domains and take whatever decent profit I am getting.

It’s great feeling to get near 1k mark of collecting domains and I am not in hurry to hit that milestone quickly and more focus is on buying quality domain names.

How was your revenue since the start of this year? Care to share your recent domain sale(s)?

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 😉

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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.

No Calculator Needed: 10% Commission, Free Flippa Escrow, Free to Relist

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Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

There is some great news to share with you guys about Flippa. First up, I would like to thanks Flippa for becoming our latest advertiser and I am hopeful they get the best results out of it.

Secondly, I would like to share some exciting news which was received by Flippa:

10%. Free Escrow. Free to Relist. That’s it, simple as…

A lot of talk this week has been circulating about GoDaddy/Afternic’s new pricing structure.

Flippa Domains would like to take this opportunity to remind you that we’re keeping it simple:

As a successful seller, you won’t pay more than a flat, 10% commission – which includes Flippa Escrow!

Should your domain not sell the first time around, simply relist for free, or place in your Flippa Portfolio to await offers. 10% …Simple.

 

Flippa Android App Released!

For all you PC people (like myself), you can now bid, buy and sell on the go — Flippa’s all new Android App hit the electronic shelves this past week. Read more…

Additionally, you can also now buy and sell Android Apps in the Flippa Marketplace!

 

Don’t Forget: Relisting Promo EXTENDED through March!

Now’s the time to re-list any and all of your unsold domain auctions for FREE.

Simply navigate to an unsold auction & click the link at the top prompting to “Relist your listing for free!”

[This promo is valid for DOMAIN-ONLY listings, and through March 31st, 2015, Pacific Standard Time]

 

Important changes coming for GoDaddy domain auctions

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I received an email from GoDaddy which is important for you to read if you are dealing through GoDaddy Auctions. Below is the entire message:

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We’re making a few changes to our commission structures, which will make them some of the most competitive in the market. First of all, we’re adding Premium Domains to Buy-It-Now Auction searches to broaden your audience. Simply list your domain as you normally would for a Premium Domain and it will show up in both auction listings and domain searches. If you set it up as a Buy-It-Now Auction, you’ll be prompted to upgrade it to a Premium listing as well. We’ve been hard at work making sure the fees make sense and provide discounts for higher-valued sales. Now they’ll be based on the domain sale price. Take a look at these three tiers:
Cost of domain
Commission fees
$50-$5000 20% ($15 minimum)
$5,000-$25,000 $1,000 +15% of amount over $5k
$25,000+ $4,000 +10% of amount over $25k
Please note we’re setting a minimum of $50 for Buy-It-Now Auctions and $100 for Premium listings.  We’re also setting a $20 minimum listing price for 7-Day Auctions and Offer/Counter-Offer domain listings.Along with the changes to new listings moving forward, we’ll be converting existing listings over to the new system over the next 3 to 4 weeks for an early April launch.

  • If your domain is below the new minimum offer price, we’ll bump the minimum offer up to $20 for 7-Day Auctions and Offer/Counter-Offer listings.
  • If you have a Buy-It-Now Auction listing priced below $50, we’ll switch it to an Offer/Counter-Offer listing with a minimum price of $20.
  • If you have a domain that’s listed as both a Premium Domain and a Buy-It-Now Auction, we’ll consolidate it and use the higher of your two price points.

If you don’t want us to change your listing prices automatically, simply update your domain pricing manually before March 31st, and it will default to the new listing rules when we roll out the new structure.

Please give us a call if you have any questions about the process at 480-505-8877.

Sincerely,
GoDaddy Auctions Team

What do you think on these changes made by GoDaddy?

How can you judge this craziness?

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Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

Before I write anything I just wanted to make things clear that I have no hard feelings for the winning bidder (mkrules) of the domain name hobb.com which was recently concluded at NameJet.

It was no reserve auction and the minimum bid to participate in that auction was at regular price $69. If someone mistypes the minimum bid before the auction gets start, you are free to withdraw and delete from your account. In this case, the bidder placed $7,777 as his starting/minimum bid even before the auction gets underway. I thought he will change the price because as far as I have tracked this guy is purely domainer and not a newbie or enduser.

As the auction got started, no one had the courage to bid higher than that and eventually mkrules was declared as winner. I think he is going to pay for that as he owns several thousand of domain names.

Now the interesting question is what was the need of placing such high bid even though it was no reserve auction and he could have got for a lot lesser.

The only reason I can think off could be he mistakenly typed that bid but that doesn’t seems to be the reason because there is another auction going on for ankles.com for which the same bidder has given initial bid of $5,555 whereas he could have given $239 to get into auction.

Once again I wanted to clear that I have nothing against that bidder but if he really needed that domain than at least he should have placed initial bid with $69 and $239 respectively in both auctions and later he may have placed proxy bid of $7,777 or whatever he is comfortable at. In my opinion, he would have still got for a lower price because the next highest bidder was at $1,000.

Can any one explain this madness as to why someone is throwing away his money for no good reason. At least I can’t see or think of any 😉