Earning Revenue After Domain Names Sold

A couple of years ago, I moved many of my inventory-quality domain names off parked pages in favor of for sale landing pages. I would guess less than 10% of my domain names utilize pages with PPC links on them. I was looking at my revenue report and noticed several previously-sold domain names continue to earn revenue after being sold.

Almost one year ago to the day, I sold a domain name for $2,999 via Afternic. The buyer did not change the nameservers, and it is still parked with PPC links. In the last year, the domain name earned $33.96 in revenue.

In June of 2020, I sold a domain name via Dan.com for $4,599. In the year and a half since the sale, the buyer has not updated nameservers. That domain name is also parked with PPC links. Since then, the domain name has earned $10.32 in revenue.

Finally, in November of 2021, I sold another name via Dan.com for $5,500. The buyer did not update the nameservers, and it is also parked with PPC links. That domain name has earned $26.90 in revenue since being sold.

After selling a parked domain name, I typically remove the “for sale” messaging on the top of the landing page since it is not available for me to sell any longer.

In addition to these revenue generating domain names, there are many domain names I sold that resolve to Dan.com sold domain name landing pages. Prospective buyers of those domain names can enter their email address to be notified if the domain name goes up for sale in the future, but those domain names aren’t monetized at all.

It’s peculiar to me that a buyer will spend thousand of dollars to acquire a domain name and do absolutely nothing with it.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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  1. Hello, here did you get PPC ???? Where were these parked. I thought there was not PPC earned any more. Where were these PPC links coming from : What comany had the links ?

  2. I sold one that was in the top ten or so on Ron’s DNJ report some years ago, and the buyer never changed the nameservers. I had been hosting it on Hostgator, and literally for years I could have done anything I wanted with it after the sale and transfer. It was actually a bit annoying frankly. Finally I dumped Hostgator after they just kept going a million miles downhill.

    I had a big hunch it was bought by a big name company in the industry, and they had simply wanted to secure the name indefinitely. It was through a weird secretive bunch of buyer brokers.

    Just checked after more years now – they still haven’t changed the ns. Still could’ve been using it all these years now. And all ppc revenue wouldn’t gone to Hostgator.

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