Domain Parking

Domain parking is one of the simplest ways of making money for no work. But which parking services will work best for you?
↓ Domain Parking Compared Editor Ratings

Sedo

OVERALL
★★★★½
Great for Beginners and Flexible - Sedo is one of the most well known domain parking programs, but is it really worth...(Read More)
Value
★★★★
Support
★★★★
Usability

iMonetize

OVERALL
★★★★
High Payout and Optimization - iMonetize may be the middleman of parked domains, but does this over-optimized program really pay for its high...(Read More)
Value
★★★
Support
★★★★
Usability
★★

GoDaddy Parking

OVERALL
★★½
Parking to Avoid - $3.99 per month for only 60% of the revenue? Give me a break! I like GoDaddy a lot, but not for...(Read More)
Value
Support
★★★
Usability

Domain parking is the simple concept of taking a domain that you own, placing it on a host, and creating a website filled with ads.  If a person happens to  "stumble-upon" the website, there will be related content (to the domain name) that may lead them to what they are looking for.  This is so much better than creating a silly page that says "Under Construction" or "Temporarily Not Available".  Some domain companies (such as GoDaddy.com) will place their own parked page on the domain name if you are not using it (AND MAKE MONEY FOR THEMSELVES!). 

So, is it worth going out and spending $4 per month on a host, then create a simple landing page and wait for the earnings?  Well, probably not. It seems like a lot of wasted money and effort to create something that may not really produce any income whatsoever.  (Remember, you still need traffic to make money!). 

The simplest solution is to find a parking company.  The concept is simple:  You point your domain to the parking company, they create and host a landing page full of ads related to your domain name.  What do they get out of this?  Simple!  They get a percentage of the advertising revenue (usually between 10%-40%).  This is a win-win situation for everyone!   You make money and do virtually nothing!  No risk, no upfront costs, no maintenance!  They win because they can simplify the hosting and development cost due to the large volume of users.  Plus, it is in their best interest to build you the best parked site as possible.  Many of these parked services offer optimization and testing to achieve the highest earnings.  

So, if you have domains right now that are being under-utilized, go and sign up for a parked service immediately!  It will take about 15 minutes (no joke!).  For those of you that are thinking:  "I wonder if I can make money buying high traffic domains and just parking it?"  That is what the DomainProfiteer is all about!  (Read the DomainProfiteer Review here). 

Below is a comparison of a few major parking websites. There are plenty of choices, each offering their own little twist.  I offer my favorites below the table!

Quick Comparisons of My Domain Parking Picks

Domain Parking Services
Vendor Name
Monthly Fee
Optimization?
Minimum Payout
Payment Types
Minimum Domains
Remarks
NONE
YES
$20
Paypal, Direct Deposit
1
Easy, Optimize to keywords, Templates, Domain Brokering
NONE
YES
$20
Paypal, Wire
1
Park and Sell: After one month, they may offer to buy your domain.
NONE
YES
$25
Paypal, Wire, Check
1
Testing and Optimize across multiple services
NONE
YES
$50
Paypal, Wire
1
Above average payout, no options
$3.99
NO
$15
Direct Deposit, Check
1
Simple and intergrated into your GoDaddy Account
NONE
YES
$20
Paypal, Wire, Direct Deposit, Check
10
Bi-monthly payment and anti-click fraud mechanisms
NONE
YES
$25
Paypal, Check
100
Bigger domain manager. No costs, high earnings, but large volume needed.
NONE
YES
$50
Paypal, Wire
$500/month
Easy, Quick to Set-up, No-Frills, High Payouts