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Top 30 Most WASTED Domains!

Domains are very precious assets. So precious and so profitable that some players out there are pouring millions for just one domain name in order to make even more money out of it. These kinds of people understand the true value of online assets. They also understand that just having the domain is not enough and they have to invest and put work on it to make it profitable.

However there are other people who already possess these domains that can turn them very rich and don’t even know it. They either don’t understand the internet or think the most money they can make out of their 7 figure domains is parking them to make some dollars everyday.

What is considered a prime domain? A single word domain that is no longer than 7 or 8 characters and that represents something valuable in the world today or something commonly used, and that can easily be profitable with just enough imagination.

Here are the top 30 domains that are wasted to the purest form imaginable. PageRank and Alexa are also used in the analysis. It is true that neither of them really represent real traffic levels, but when the domains have both a PageRank of 0 and an Alexa of 5 million, we can safely say that their servers won’t crash anytime soon.

I’m sure a lot of these parked domains are making a lot of money just standing there, and their value will grow over the years as well, but the money they could possibly make if developed is incomparable. Here is the list in no specific order.

1) Cool.com
PageRank: Unranked
Alexa: Over 350,000
This domain is simply parked.

2) Hot.com
A single page with nothing on it except a lame colored logo. The sky is the limit for a domain like this.

3) Porn.com
PageRank: Unranked
Alexa: Unranked
This one is parked too but has a cool design. I’m guessing it’s making decent money, but no where near what a domain of this weight can bring in. Any regular developed porn site attached to this domain could make the profits hit the roof.

4) Sexy.com
After being presented with a warning page of enter or exit, the only thing you see next is a parked page.

5) Alien.com / 6) Ufo.com
These two can be put in the same category. With all the talk about aliens and ufo’s, these domains can be instant success.
Instead, Alien.com is a 404 page!!
And Ufo.com just a parked page.

7) Toy.com
PageRank: 0
Alexa: Over 3 million
An amazing 3 letter domain! Yet just another parked page.

8 ) Pal.com
Some sort of weird and unpopular search engine. Another great 3 letter domain put to waste.

9) Queen.com
Parked

10) Oral.com
Parked

11) Crazy.com
Parked. Could easily be used to feature all sorts of crazy videos or stories.

12) Pro.com
Wow! What can I say. A 403 forbidden! Some people would do anything just to have the word pro in front of another word in their domains, like proplayer or propoker…This person has the 3 letter by itself, and doing nothing!

13) Cash.com
PageRank: Unranked
Alexa: Over 2 million
Just parked.

14) Card.com
Parked for some credit cards. Could be used for a gambling site or a developed credit card site.

15) Super.com
Parked

16) Store.com
This thing could be something similar to eBay or Amazon, but it is just parked.

17) Cloth.com / 18) Clothing.com
Each of them could be the central location for anything related to clothing, but just parked.

19) Personal.com
A great domain for a dating site or personal resource information site, but parked.

20) Join.com
Parked

21) Fight.com
PageRank:1
Alexa: Over 1 million
Anything about boxing and UFC and mixed martial arts can be discussed here and it would easily be the #1 reference on the subject.

22) Gamble.com
PageRank: 3
Alexa: Over 8 million
Parked

23) Home.com / 24) House.com
One of them parked, the other one slightly developed. In the mortgage world, these domains can make more profit than anything else.

25) Dance.com
Parked.

26) Pay.com
Parked

27) Host.com
Parked. Can you find a better domain name for a hosting company?

28) Men.com
PageRank:3
Alexa: Over 250,000
Acquired for 1.3 million dollar and seems fully developed. However, a domain like this carries so much power that it is ridiculous it is not more popular.

29) Plan.com
PageRank:0
Alexa: Over 5 million
Parked

30) My.com
A 2 letter domain! Seems like an unsuccessful hosting company. This is the only 2 letter domain in this list, and man this is wasted.

 

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Ryan Morrison August 11, 2007 at 9:54 am

I see your point about wasted domains but these real word domains aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be.

It’s much harder to market and protect a real word brand than it is to come up with something cool that will last and become a big success.

With the exception of pro.com, my.com and porn.com I doubt any of the above would do much more in terms of actual profit (once you’ve consider overheads of running a big site) than they get from carrying banner ads and being linkfarms.

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tom August 11, 2007 at 9:57 am

28.) men.com – Alexa: Over 250,000
Acquired for 1.3 million dollar and seems fully developed. However, a domain like this carries so much power that it is ridiculous it is not more popular.

this just proves the point that domains are worth only the type in traffic which can be high but somewhat negligible, unless you put a marketing strategy together for them

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Armen August 11, 2007 at 10:12 am

Excellent list!

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Alex August 11, 2007 at 10:19 am

whoa! I almost read this site as succeed with tits .com
What a waste!

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Sonya August 11, 2007 at 10:20 am

Those parked sites are making money, it’s definitely a waste. Domain Squatting is a big problem, because these idiots don’t do anything with them – they just put some adsense on it or affiliate links and leave it. I mean so much could be done with those urls, but domain squatters ruin it for everyone.

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elton August 11, 2007 at 11:08 am

This is brilliant, I just wish some of those domains would actually go open sometime, Crappy domains have good stuff now days while the good ones have crappy content. Sucks

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Joop August 11, 2007 at 11:26 am

Nice list!

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James August 11, 2007 at 11:46 am

Unbelievable list.. I think pay.com and cool.com are the most shocking ones..

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Darren August 11, 2007 at 12:06 pm

Wow you done your research. Parked domains suck. They probably amongst the worst things on the web. Nothing they link to has any relevance to anything.

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Plepco August 11, 2007 at 12:56 pm

I personally HATE parked domains, so I only put quality content on my site. But I know why they’re doing it – they probably make a NICE living from PPC ads on those parked domains, just from type-in traffic. WE might not like it but the fact remains the owner is happy when they earn money for nothing.

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HDR August 11, 2007 at 1:43 pm

It’s because the good top level domains are being purchased, and set aside to make money off of the old traffic offering no real benefit to the internet.

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DomainNamesDaily August 11, 2007 at 1:43 pm

Good research. I and most domainers disagree about parking being a waste. A quality parked domain name can make $1000′s per day. There are some domains that make the owner over $1,000,000 dollars per year without any effort. That is my kind of business.

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Glen August 11, 2007 at 1:45 pm

Basic reason why they’re parked is that the current owners have unrealistic expectations of their value!

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cyrus August 11, 2007 at 2:08 pm

How about links.com

This guy thinks his blog on “cool links around the web” is gonna be a hit. 150 readers. crap.

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pokenote August 11, 2007 at 2:09 pm

As others have said I can’t think of many, massively successfull websites that have a generic product related domain name, if it was true search.com would taking on google, but who uses search.com

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Gary August 11, 2007 at 2:21 pm

They may suck, but parked domains earn the owners quite a bit of cash. You’d be surprised.

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josh August 11, 2007 at 2:42 pm

Just goes to show that you can’t judge a site by its name.

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Lee August 12, 2007 at 6:45 pm

They cant be making as much money as if they were to sell there domain, some of these must be worth millions, surely they could make more money by selling the domain and living of off the interest the millions make in the bank, stupid really.

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give credit August 13, 2007 at 9:07 pm

I give credit to the owners of these domains who don’t realize the possible income earnable from these domains. Especially my.com which could take over using a myspace general idea.

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David August 13, 2007 at 9:58 pm

Wow finding good domain names is like finding gold.

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Brian Turner August 14, 2007 at 9:26 pm

Many domainers are just plain stupid – it has to be said – the way they buy up domain real estate, and then simply let it rot.

This list helps exemplify that. :)

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okinawa November 24, 2007 at 8:14 am

Japan dot com used to be parked also. I can’t believe how some people just sit on domains.

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Derek Iwasiuk January 11, 2008 at 11:45 pm

Have you seen the amount of $$ 3 letter domains go for on auctions? It’s insane, I don’t think parking it is a waste, they most likely bought a domain for under $100 and now some of them are worth over a million $. it’s the same as flipping houses

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good music domain April 6, 2008 at 7:09 pm

nice. thanks for sharing.

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Iman May 11, 2008 at 11:36 pm

I am not sure if you know this or not but these parked domains probably make xx,xxx$ to xxx,xxxx$ a year.

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Godaddy Coupons and Promo Codes July 16, 2008 at 2:49 am

Great list. Its quite surprising actually

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matt August 27, 2008 at 9:00 pm

Hi there very interesting reading the list of domain names being parked well I own the domain name shag.me at the time when I brought the name I thought what a great name I aint so sure now do you think that parking this name will make any money, any ideas for this domain name I am listening,

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