Do you own a domain name, and if you do, how much is it worth, and are you getting full value from it? 2010 was a year of transition for the economy in general and for domain owners in specific, in both, making the rich richer and the poor poorer. For the small domain owner, it got tougher to make money from "parking" domains, and for the biggest domain owners and web developers, the tools and systems for automatically creating fully monetized websites became easier, more powerful and effective than ever before. 2011 is going to be about making it easy for even the smallest domain owner monetize their underutilized domains.
Most of the 200 million domains registered worldwide today are not bringing in ANY revenues for their owners. Two of the leading domainer conferences, DomainFest and TRAFFIC, were created several years ago to help domain owners, both the large portfolio owners and small business people and entrepreneurs who may own just a few good domain names, find ways to make sure that all of their web properties are maximizing their potential. At the 2011 events, we discovered several new and upgraded tools which can help those who own underutilized domain names, including:
- WhyPark.com - A search engine friendly alternative to domain parking - create blog-style websites with articles and ads for FREE
- Estibot.com - the most accurate FREE tool available for appraising values of domain names
- DomainTools.com - Find out who owns a domain, and for a fee, EVERYTHING about them and the history of the domain
- Sedo.com - Sell your domains in the largest domainer marketplace for a 15% commission
- Above.com - Test various parking companies to see which will produce the most money for your domains
- TrafficMedia.com Vortalizer - Quickly develop powerful fully monetized web 2.0 microsites for your best under-developed domains