How browser changes are making a dent in direct navigation traffic

Browser features change the way people navigate the web. Last week I wrote about how Sedo’s domain name parking business continues to struggle. The company cites a few reasons for the decline, including “advances made in browser technologies, which alters the circumstances surrounding monetization...

Why domain parking companies get named on “bad host” lists

Old data leads to parking companies landing on malware lists. Last October Oversee.net was named the “#1 Bad Host” by HostExploit, a group that compiles data about malware and other nefarious things on the web. It’s not the first time a domain parking company...

Facebook says real estate firm is cybersquatting on 30 domain names

30 domains include “facebook” in them. Facebook has filed a cybersquatting complaint against a San Diego area realty company, claiming that the company is cybersquatting on its famous mark. The complaint with National Arbitration Forum lists thirty total domain names that include the Facebook...

Google to let users “mute” remarketed ads

“Mute This Ad” on the way. Google is rolling out a new system to allow users to block certain ads from showing up as they surf the web, and it’s a very welcome feature. Over the past year the number of “remarketing” ads has...

Above.com adds three new parking companies

Three additional parking companies added to domain rotation system. Domain name parking optimization system Above.com has integrated three new parking companies into its platform: Voodoo , ParkingCrew , and TheParkingPlace . It’s certainly interesting to see new parking companies pop up on the radar...

Retail CPCs Up, Finance Clicks Cost Less

How are your parking pages doing? If you’ve noticed your finance parked domains are hitting headwinds lately, you won’t be surprised by new data released today by Efficient Frontier. Efficient Frontier, which manages some of the biggest pay-per-click spending in the industry, is reporting...