Parked Pages Program

The Parked Pages Program is an excellent way for you to generate revenue from domains that are currently not in use. When the Parked Pages Program is implemented, a customized page containing contextual ads is displayed on the domain. The ads generate revenue whenever a visitor clicks on one of the links, and that revenue is shared 50 / 50 between OpenSRS and you, the Reseller. Ad revenue is added to your Reseller account after the end of each month.

Even though the domain displays content that is not created by the registrant, the domain still belongs to the registrant, and if a WHOIS lookup is done on that domain, the registrant's information is displayed, unless they have enabled Contact Privacy.

Note:  Changes to the parked pages state for .CA domains may take up to 48 hours to take effect. This is due to the Registry’s (CIRA) zone-file publication schedule.

Enabling Parked Pages

To maximize the revenue that you earn from the Parked Pages Program, you can configure your account profile so that whenever you register a new domain, by default, the nameservers are set to the OpenSRS Parked Pages nameservers.

To enable Parked Pages for all new registrations, by default

  1. In the Domains section of the Control Panel, choose Domain Settings from the Actions drop-down list.
  2. In the Default Nameservers Settings section, click Edit.
  3. Under Nameserver Provider, click the button to select Park with Ads, and then click Save.

When you enable default Parked Pages, all new registrations will use the Parked Pages nameservers; however, you can override this setting for specific domains, either at the time of registration or by changing the Parked Pages setting after the domain is registered.

Enabling Parked Pages

Adding the Parked Pages Program to an existing domain

You can add the Parked Pages Program to any non-expired domain that is not currently in use and that is under your management. When you enable Parked Pages, the OpenSRS Parked Pages nameservers are used; however, the original DNS information for the domain is saved so that you can disable the Parked Pages Program at any time.

To add the Parked Pages Program to an existing domain

  1. In the Domains section of the Control Panel, enter all or part of the domain namel for which you want to search, and then click Search.
    You can use wildcard characters to represent part of the name.
  2. Click the domain name for which you want to enable Parked Pages.
  3. In the Nameservers section, click Edit.
  4. Under Nameserver Provider, click the button to select Park with Ads, and then click Save.
    The nameservers change to the OpenSRS Parked Pages nameservers, and once the new DNS settings have propagated, the domain displays a customized page containing contextual ads.

 

Adding the Parked Pages Program when registering a domain

You can add the Parked Pages Program to a new domain at the time that you register it.

To add the Parked Page Program to a new domain

  1. In the Domains section of the Control Panel, click the plus sign (+).
  2. In the text field, enter all or part of the domain name that you want to register, and click Search.
    You can enter one or more words, and you can use wildcard characters to represent part of the name.

    If you search for the exact domain name that you want, including the TLD extension (such as example.com), and the name is available, the registration form appears.

    If the exact name is not available or if you entered anything other than a complete domain name, you will see a list of related, available domain names including Premium Domains. If the returned list includes a name that you want, click Register Now to begin the registration process for the name.
  3. Complete the fields on the registration form.
  4. To enable Parked Pages, in the Nameservers section, select Park with Ads.
    The OpenSRS Parked Pages nameservers are enabled, and once the new DNS settings have propagated, the domain displays a customized page containing contextual ads.
  5. Click Save as Draft or Submit Registration.

Adding the Parked Pages Program when renewing a domain

You can add the Parked Pages Program to a domain at the same time that you renew it.

To add the Parked Pages Program when renewing a domain

  1. In the Domains section of the Control Panel, enter all or part of the domain name that you want to renew, and then click Search.
    You can use wildcard characters to represent part of the name.
  2. Click the domain name.
  3. In the Nameservers section, click Edit.
  4. Under Nameserver Provider, click the button to select Park with Ads, and then click Save,
  5. From the Actions drop-down list, choose Renew.
  6. From the Renewal Period drop-down list, select the number of years for which you want to renew the domain, and then click Renew.

Adding the Parked Pages Program when transferring a domain

You can add the Parked Pages Program to a domain that is being transferred to your management.

To add the Parked Pages Program when transferring a domain

  1. In the Domains section of the Control Panel, click the plus sign (+).
  2. In the text field, enter all or part of the domain name that you want to transfer, and then click Search.
    You can use wildcard characters to represent part of the name.
  3. Beside the domain name, click Transfer.
  4. Complete the fields on the registration form.
  5. In the Nameservers section, click Edit.
  6. Under Nameserver Provider, click the button to select Park with Ads, and then click Save,
  7. Click Save as Draft or Submit Registration.

Searching for Domains that display Parked Pages

To search for domains under your management that display Parked Pages

  1. In the Domains section of the Control Panel, click Advanced Filtering.
  2. On the right-hand side of the page, under Domain Parked, ensure that there is a checkmark beside On, but not beside Off.
  3. Click Apply.

Opting out of the Parked Pages Program

You can opt out of the Parked Pages Program for one or more specific domains; however, if you opt out of the Parked Pages Program, you will not be able to generate parking revenue from those domains.

If registrants want to launch their own website, you can disable the Parked Pages Program for their domains. When you do, the DNS for the domains automatically reverts back to the DNS you specified when you registered the domains.

To opt out of the Parked Pages Program for a specific domain

1. In the Domains section of the Control Panel, enter all or part of the domain name for which you want to search, and then click Search.
You can use wildcard characters to represent part of the name.

2. Click the domain name.

3. In the Nameservers section, click Edit.

4. Under Nameserver Provider, click the associated button to select one of the following:

  • Use Our Nameservers—The domain is assigned the default OpenSRS nameservers.
  • Use Your Own Nameservers—Specify your own nameservers, minimum two required.

5. Click Save.

Important: Remember, if you opt out of the Parked Pages Program for one or more domains, you will not be able to generate parking revenue from those domains.

 

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