You helped me out a year or so back when we spoke on the phone as I was acquiring some names. Thanks for that. I own a pile of .In names but wonder if they're worth renewing later this year. I don't have the time to develop, more interested in holding until the .IN thing grows and then selling. These are some of mine - any thoughts on whether they're worth keeping? tenniscourts.in - artdealer.in - fourwheeldrive.in - wealthcreation.in - hirecars.in - plasmascreens.in
You have a point, but I would like to contradict.
For example - If i want to go to google.com or any other dot com, i just type in the name in the address bar and press ctrl+enter. That way i save my time typing in the '.com'. Now if we go by your point then the .com would not hold much value. I hope you understand what i am trying to express.
Yes, I get you. Frequently used addresses can be stored. But what about first time visitors? If you run a website devoted to repeat visitors (like a discussion group such as inforum.in) they probably all are push button. But if you want new visitors, the easiest name to type gets more visitors. If you want to sell something, the shorter the better.
Wouldnt the two letter extensions (.co,.cm) be more valuable/popular than the .com?
That is not happening because the .com is a well established extension. People will type in keyword+.com. Not keyword+.cm
In the same way .co.in is a quite an established extension. People will type in keyword+.co.in (Atleast people from India)
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Bodis is still a good choice. A few days ago, they announced that they will change their reporting. From now on, the revenue is finalized within 48 hours. After that, the earnings appear in your reports. So, be patient: the money is already earned, but not yet visible.
I hope that the revenue for the last 2 days are only partial but the red asterisk to indicate the temporary stats is not next to the stats in the last 2 days (which means that the stat values should be considered final).
We have been using VooDoo.com for 30 days to study traffic ourselves..customer service is great - Google is their primary ad server (decides a lot)...the controls, SEO optimization etc is good. The Magic Folders are a great feature. They have not yet provisioned ZERO CLICK (which is anyway a nightmare)...opted out of it.
Still debating if we should set-up our own parking site...which is also an option.