Monitor Landing or Parking Page Downtime

When I first started developing my domain names, I learned the importance of downtime monitoring. On some of my growing websites, there would be random times when the WordPress-based websites went down for short periods of time. Occasionally, I would catch the downtime and occasionally an advertiser would inquire about why one of my websites wasn’t working.

To be more informed about downtime on my websites, I began using a downtime detector called Montastic. I added all of my developed websites to my account, and whenever there was any downtime detected, I would receive an email notifying me. This was helpful because I could ping the hosting company when I saw it and let them know when the websites were down so they could investigate the cause.

Domain investors should consider using a downtime detector to monitor some of their landing pages. I’ve heard about downtime for various platforms, and it would be helpful to understand how often this happens and for how long. It’s one thing if it happens once or twice a year for a few moments each time, but it’s entirely different if landing pages go down multiple times per month for extended periods of time.

I have never monitored third party-operated landing pages before, but I am going to add a few to my account. I will probably add a couple different domain names that resolve to Dan.com landing pages, a couple that resolve to Bodis PPC pages, and a couple that resolve to Afternic PPC pages. If I detect downtime with email notifications, I can reach out directly to platform Account Managers with specific details of the downtime that was detected.

There seem to be many downtime detection websites in existence, so I can’t recommend any in particular. I am content with the free Montastic account I have used for many years, but some people might prefer a more robust service to add more domain names and/or have more regular monitoring.

I’ve never paid much attention to downtime on larger platforms, assuming their tech staff would resolve any issues promptly. This is a false sense of confidence, and I should probably keep better watch on them.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

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