Domain Parking for Charity with Rikimu
Those actively buying and selling domain names (for profit, of course) have a new option for parking those assets - Rikimu.
Domain parking has really fallen out of vogue as Google openly admitted to penalizing parked sites almost two years ago. While that will dissuade many from parking domain name assets that aren't in active use, those with hundreds or thousands of domains still need a solution - and it's still to parking services to which they turn. On the whole however, there's been little in the way of true innovation in this sector. With new gTLD's arriving this year, the problem only stands to get worse.
There's no shortage of domain parking services available today. Registrars typically provide the functionality but there are a whole host of other dedicated parkin services including Skenzo, Bodis, and Sedo to name just a few, but none that I have come across that are antyhing like Rikimu. Where this new domain parking platform differentiates itself is in it's charitable nature. At Rikimu, 5 percent of every click is donated to charity.
That actually needs a little clarification. The five percent actually comes out of Rikimu's revenue share on clicks that occurs on a parked domain. For example, if Rikimu's revenue share from the advertisers is 1% of every click, then 5% of that 1% goes to the charity the domainer (the group or individual parking the domain) selected. Pretty cool, but it get's even better. Rikimu also works with some of the biggest advertising providers there are on a variety of revenue models, including CPC, CPA, and CPM.