I’ve previously written about how I “park” the majority of my domains with Fabulous. The beauty of their system is that they allow people to have a 2 click lander where you can insert your own keywords.
This feature is absolutely vital when you have a portfolio of acronym domains. Under auDA policy, the links on your monetisation pages must be relevant to the domain name. They specifically say that the onus is on the registrant to comply – no excuses!
However, should someone complain to auDA about your domain, you are given the opportunity to rectify the situation. I wrote about that in this article.
Crocodiles Are Present
Living in Far North Queensland, I often see signs on the riverbanks and beaches that crocodiles are always present. Danger is never far away!
And there are some similarities with parked domains (not just talking about 3L acronym domains now).
You could be quite innocently parking your domain when out of the blue you get notified that someone has lodged an auDRP complaint against you. The crocodile strikes!
This is not an auDA complaint where you have an opportunity to try and fix any problems. This is serious stuff. You could actually lose your domain if you’re not successful in defending the proceeding – and get a blot on your copybook.
This was driven home to me yesterday in this excellent article by Andrew Allemann on Domain Name Wire.
In essence, a registrant lost their dictionary word domain name because of the ads that were running on their parked page.
Please read the story – but in particular, read the “comments section” – particularly the first one written by famed IP Attorney John Berryhill.
If this case doesn’t make you review some of your parked domain portfolio, then nothing will!