A domain name is created by the act of registration at registrars accredited by ICANN. Every day many domain names are registered, dropped, and are deleted. After registration of a domain name – a domain name may fall into the following four categories:
1.Developed Website: A domain name is bought and is turned into a developed website. That website may be a business website or an individuals blogging site. The fact is that, the name after registration gets a life. A domain name becomes more valuable when it’s registered and developed.
2.Parking: A domain name is simply registered in order to reap the benefits of parking revenue. Usually domainers who hold a large portfolio of domain names tend to choose parking as the least cost effective method of monetizing their domain names portfolios. Parking domain name with domain parking companies is a simple way to keep the domain age. Some domain makes profit in parking but many don’t even cover up their renewal fees in parking revenue.
3.Redirected: Some domain names are registered in order to redirect them to a particular web page or the main site of the company who has registered the additional domain names because of its generic appeal or at the consent of their SEO consultant.
4.Nothing: Some domains are not developed, parked and as well as not redirected. They just don’t resolve at the address bar but they are existing with the registry. Some sensitive domain names falls into this category as well as somebody who doesn’t know that he/she can park domain names.
5.Email: Some domain names are registered just for having a private email rather than the public email service of Yahoo, Gmail or any other email provider.
The above are some of the examples of how a domain name after registration is being used by the domain name registrar. It’s to be noted that the most desirable method from above is to develop a domain name and turn it into a meaningful website.
Domainers should see in their portfolio those names that have the potential to generate more revenue through development rather than one time sale revenue. And, then they should develop those domain names so that the can also tag themselves as Domainers as well as developers.