Feb 20 2011

What is domain parking?

Category: Web Hosting


Domain parking is the practice of buying a web domain (URL) and then basically letting it sit. What is the advantage of this you ask? In most cases, there is none. Some people plan on actually building a website on it at a later time. Some people fill the empty page with targeted ads in the hopes that some unfortunate soul will click on them one day. Some people buy a newly expired domain with the intention of redirecting the leftover traffic. And finally, some people just want to hold onto it because they see potential value and will try to eventually sell it. Domain names are so cheap these days that there is little risk with any of these domain buying and selling strategies, but often, little reward.

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