In light of yesterday’s article regarding the monetization change at Yahoo impacting .CO, .TV, .US, .INFO, and .BIZ domain names (referred to as a “revenue cap”), I want to share an update on that I received from TrafficZ this evening.
Craig Rowe of WhyPark posted something similar in the comment section of yesterday’s article relating to how WhyPark and Parked are dealing with this situation.
The full update is posted below:
“We’ve received a lot of feedback and questions on the notice that we sent out yesterday. As such, we’d like to offer some additional clarification with respect to the recent Yahoo! revenue cap implementation. Specifically, Yahoo! is just one of many advertising partners that TrafficZ works with to monetize your domains and traffic. And although Yahoo! may have imposed a cap on certain TLDs, TrafficZ will continue to monetize all high quality domains and traffic through our multiple advertising partners, regardless of TLD, revenue and/or volume.
Furthermore, TrafficZ clients with exceptional .INFO, .US, .TV, .BIZ and/or .CO domains should submit them to our account team for further review. Where appropriate, TrafficZ will work with Yahoo! to have revenue cap limits raised or removed from qualified domains, regardless of TLD.
As always, we strive to keep you informed and provide you with the best domain monetization service possible. Please feel free to contact us if you have additional questions or concerns, support@TrafficZ.com.”
I’m curious as to what they mean by “exceptional domains”.
I wouldn’t really call that a clarification. The two most fundamental points (exactly why a cap was imposed, and how much the cap will be) are still unanswered. Without that information, everything else is an irrelevance…
The cap was imposed mostly because people who buy these cctlds use them for arb. When was the last time you saw a parked domain make more than $10 a day that was in one of these cctlds?
You really need them to spell it out for you ? It’s not a secret that these names are lower-tier and associated with BS traffic, spam, and fraud- at least relative to .COM/.NET/.ORG. Therefore, it seems like they are making a business decision to cut out the crap.
It’s about time. Very few people are manually and intentionally typing those extensions into the address bar, except maybe .co as an accidental typo.