Sedo Using “Facebook-esque” Landing Pages

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A friend sent me the link to a Sedo  parked landing page, and I think it’s interesting to see. I haven’t come across a similar Sedo lander, so I assume it’s either a test or something the company recently launched for parking clients.

I don’t want to link to the parked page because of TOS issues, but as you can see in the screenshot, the landing page for FairCredit.com has the look and feel of a Facebook page. I would imagine it could pose some additional risk for trademark and/or typo domain names since that can appear a bit misleading. For instance, if you owned Facebok.com and used a lander like this, it would be confusing to visitors.

From my perspective, this is probably a high performing landing page because people who are accustomed to visiting Facebook pages will likely instinctively recognize the layout and navigation. It’s reminiscent of the survey landing pages  that look similar to big brands  like Facebook and Google, but it’s obviously not collecting personal information from visitors like those surveys.

Has anyone else seen similar Sedo landing pages? What are your thoughts on them?

Thanks to NameBio for the tip.

16 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t think this is new. That template has been used for a few years now. Someone correct me if I’m wrong but I believe that particular template was from RevenueDirect which Sedo acquired in 2009.

  2. @ Tony

    Thanks… not really sure about it. I was told it’s a new layout… could be wrong or used infrequently though. Just in case, I updated the title of my article to more accurately reflect it.

  3. Hi Elliot:

    I have not seen this but I am happy to see Sedo testing some landing pages. The standard template they use needs updating. I personally prefer the landing page that Afternic uses. It is bold, usually relevent with a bold call to action strip for sales leads.

  4. If we’re both referring to the same template, ie, on fair credit dot com, then it’s definitely not new. I’ve seen it on several of my domains the past few years when I was on SedoPro.

  5. @ Tony and Abdu

    You guys must be thinking of something else. Here’s the reply from Sedo:

    “This template is currently being tested against the performance of our other templates. We started the test at the end of December with a very low proportion of traffic, and are progressively sending more traffic since so far the results are encouraging.”

  6. While NameBio is mentioned in the article, if you visit it, a standard InternetTraffic.com page will show up. It also says that the domain is for sale.

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