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Who Really Knows?
I go against all the “rules” here for buying domain names. I get super long names (3-4 words my norm), often with hyphens and always a .org or .net. In the appraisal section, my names always get no response, 0 or “reg fee” values.
For instance, I offer up my watch-videos.net, a name everyone here said was a dog. And I agree. What’s to like? But somehow, someway…well, here are its last 6-month stats at parked.com:
Domain Name Clicks Revenue
watch-videos.net 2,751 $196.75
And I’ll share these few more examples of modest parking successes.
Domain Name Clicks Revenue (6-month parking stats)
stateboardofequalization.org 184 $209.58
equalemploymentopportunitycommission.org 61 $194.58
officeofpersonnelmanagement.org 67 $41.82
internetadvertisingbureau.org 29 $36.44
laketaho.net 48 $34.95
whosis.org 93 $26.17
pokeron-line.org 2 $22.72
And now I’m retired on my PPC income, on stuff everyone says not to buy. Go figure.
Just wanted to share. Food for thought.
And thank you for reading.
I’ve seen several others domainers telling about their long domains getting decent type in revenue, but still can’t believe this. Who in their right mind would type a 37 letters long, 4 words .org domain into their browser? Even if they do, what are the chances to get it right?
Well many things in the industry can be quite shocking. But here the point is if this works, then other similar long .org domains may have traffic as well.. and obviously without the traffic these have no reseller potential, so quite a few similar names are available.