If you’ve registered a domain name for a future project and haven’t put it to use yet, you might be able to generate some income while waiting to develop the next killer website.
It’s called domain parking and it’s very easy to get started. Once you set up domain parking for your domain names you can start earning money whenever someone visits your domain.
Why Domains Get Traffic
You might wonder why a domain name you’ve never used gets visitors. Unused domains typically get visitors from two different sources.
One is direct navigation. This is when someone types your domain name into their browser. People do this as an alternative to using a search engine. If they’re looking for information about baseball, they might go directly to baseball.com rather than searching on Google.
The other source of visitors is inbound links from when the domain was used before. Even if you’ve never used your domain, there’s a chance that a previous owner of the domain developed a site on it. They let the domain expire and you registered it later. Other websites still link to the “old” site and search engines might index it, too. People clicking on these links end up on your domain.
Domain parking lets you make money from these visitors.