What is domain parking? Comment WordPress (6) Facebook () Google+ 6 Responses Rachel Cuckson Interesting! So if I own the domain and YOU use it without my permission to place adverts on – who makes the money? And what gives the registrar the right to use a domain for parked adverts without the permission of the owner? VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) December 22, 2008 at 11:09 pm Lee Unfortunately although there are a small number of parked domains which have a useful purpose the majority are the evil of the internet. While looking for a suitable domain name it has become aparent that something like 80% of all domain names are simple ad sites which are expoiting the way domain registration works. Worse still are the many that take on a domain that clearly refers to an existing organisation in order to make ad revenue from the accidental hits. Look at http://www.birchfieldharriers.co.uk for example. Birchfield Harriers is one of the oldest Athletic clubs in the UK and is also known around the world. However domain simply has athletics related ads. Obviously the club could appeal to Nominet but this costs something in the region of £1000 which for a charity is pretty much out of the question. This would also be true of any small business (especially in these hard economic times) and so unfortunatley for the people involved these scumbags get away with using a known name to make money. Also Nominet seems to be completely uninterested in the problems this causes (as they make their money regardless). As these names are all registered by robots it would be very simple to restrict the practice by limiting the number of domains any one person or company can register in a 24 hour period plus using captures to ensure that a person has to do the work of registering the domain. The problem is almost as big as spam in my mind yet no one seems too bothered. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) December 23, 2008 at 10:04 am John Hi Rachel, Thanks for the comments. You’re right – if a domain is registered, many registrars (including 123-reg) have a default a holding page which sometimes contains adverts. However, this is simply the default option while the domain isn’t being used for anything else. With 123-reg at least, you always have full control of your domains, and you can point them wherever you like. The easiest way to do this is to log in to your control panel and use the web forwarding option. Thanks, John. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) December 23, 2008 at 11:01 am Kirston Murray I have an Amazon affiliate site and guess what I am not earning a penny. This seems to be the story of most peoples lives and at the moment just paying every month my hosting account. The company hosting this are supposed to be doing advertising in the top search engines as well as article submissions for me of which I paid for but still nothing. I feel I have been ripped off with this site. I have been informed that I cannot park my site and if it is not used for a month they will re sell this. I would like to know more about your Domains and how this all works. It really would be nice to find something that really works. I have spent lots on advertising from bulk emailing to search engines and still nothing. Regards, Kirston. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) June 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm Dave Sorry Kirston, looks like you had to learn the hard way that you can’t earn money doing nothing. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) August 27, 2009 at 1:29 pm jim geraghty Thank you good fellow i have5 domain names exactly what you said i have been waiting for a chance to improve my status to open and display , you are right the time is now. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast) August 30, 2009 at 9:42 pm Click here to cancel reply.