This exclusive Q&A is an interview conducted by Gary Males, my IDNTools co-owner, who recently interviewed Nico Zeifang from ParkingCrew.
GM: I am a modest domain portfolio owner, counting less than 1,000 domains, and all IDNs – and I find that my parking revenue easily pays for my renewals. So I thought I would reach out to ParkingCrew, a parking company, to find out if it’s just me.
GM: Thank you Nico for agreeing to share some statistics with us; for those that don’t know you, what position do you hold at ParkingCrew?
NZ: You’re more than welcome. Glad you took the time to interview me. I am one of the founders and currently serve as CEO of Team Internet, the company behind ParkingCrew.
GM: How many domains do you have under management at ParkingCrew?
NZ: We have just over 9.4 million domains with us.
GM: What percentage of those are IDN?
NZ: Just over 1% are IDN, we have approx 95,000 IDNs using our system
GM: How would you compare average traffic levels of ASCII domains vs IDN ?
NZ: Only taking into account domains that actually had traffic during the timespan measured; an average IDN had 120.6% the traffic of an average ASCII
GM: Why is that do you think?
NZ: We have a lot of really long-tail ASCII domains on our system, while the average IDN seems to be prime keywords.
GM: What is the highest click you have paid out for an IDN?
NZ: $44.63 is the highest and it originated from Japan
GM: What is the highest recorded daily revenue for a single IDN?
NZ: $502.76 and it was a Japanese domain
GM: Can you narrow down the type of domain that generated the above?
NZ: Insurance sector
GM: After dot com, what is the next best performing extension?
NZ: That would be .DE although there is some bias here as our home market is Germany and that is our second strongest market after the US
GM: Thank you again Nico for your time
My advice: I’ve tested many of the Parking providers, and the conclusion I came to is there’s something about ParkingCrew and Japanese language domains in particular that produces exceptional results. If you already park your Japanese domains there you know what I’m talking about.
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Disclaimer: I do park my Japanese domains with ParkingCrew. This is not a paid for or sponsored blog post. ParkingCrew has no affiliation with IDNBlog.