Domains and hosting: The basicsWebsites are accessible via online addresses. Generally, they are also referred to as a domain. Strictly speaking, a domain is only the part of the address after the "www". As part of our topic, it's important to remember that a domain has a special quality: it's unique. So two identical domains cannot exist. If a desired domain is available, an interested party can register the selected domain for a fee and take possession of it. No one else can register the same domain. InterNetX offers a huge range of products with more than 350 ccTLDs and all the gTLDs under which you can register your desired domains. But registering a domain alone does not ensure the online presence of a website. The domain only indicates the name of the website. Once you have a domain, you also need a "physical space" where you can create the pages and upload files. If you have successfully registered your domain, you must assign it to a hosting service that allows the website to be connected to the Domain Name System (DNS) and be available 24/7.
What is domain parking?Essentially, domain parking is a method by which domain owners try to make money out of their unused domains. In order to mark the "parking lot", the home page is modified after the registrar buys the domain. Advertising is placed instead of services or specific content. In this way, the domain owner wants to generate revenue with the number of visitors and the clicks received from the ads. If you invest in a good domain and then place attractive ads on it, you can practically achieve an automated profit system. There are also parked websites where no for-profit advertising content is placed. Corresponding notes such as "under construction" or "coming soon" indicate the fact that the owner is planning on actively using the domain in the future.
Domain parking: The advantagesDomain parking has been designed to meet the diverse needs of Internet users. Why should domain owners consider parking? Here are a few suggestions:
- Registering and parking domains is still a common investment practice. Domain investors wait to sell their parked domains at the right time and at the highest possible price.
- Those who own many domains but have little time and do not only want to incur costs are using this option to recoup their investment.
- Many webmasters create their websites offline. They buy the domain before creating their web presence and only connect it to the DNS as soon as they have finished their web project.
- The domain owner wants to avoid cybersquatting operations and / or prevent the purchase of domains of celebrities or brands. Here, the domain industry meets marketing: For some time now, it has been common practice that trademark owners of known products also register similar domain names in order to protect themselves from counterfeiting.