John Battelle is one of the keynote speakers at DomainFest this year.
In the most recent post to his blog he’s been asking a few interesting questions about the domain industry. They’re probably the most obvious questions someone could ask, but that doesn’t make it any easier to actually answer them accurately:
A few things I’d love to know with some authority:
– Overall size of the market
– What percentage of traffic is “type in”?
– How do majors figure in the business – do they endorse, ignore, partner (I know Google partners…)
– How much of the domaining business revenue is Google Adsense?
A lot of that information is closely guarded, a fact that people like Michael Gilmour are not slow top point out when questioning the transparency of the parking companies.