Chitika, which is best known for it’s “blog friendly” advertising solutions, has just launched a domain parking solution called “Chitika for Domains”.
The “beta” nature of the solution reveals itself very quickly if you try to explore it in any great depth. In less than five minutes of “playing” I was shown quite a bit of code that definitely shouldn’t be visible to human eyes!
You can access it via the standard Chitika control panel.
Their solution is very similar to Parking Panel’s shopfront style of lander which I’ve always thought was a very nice solution IF your traffic was primarily US based.
Setting up domains on the system is relatively easy, but they don’t seem to have a redirect solution at present.
You can either change your nameservers to use theirs or have to mess about with CNAME entries, which isn’t anywhere as easy to manage as most of their competitors.
The problem with their implementation might not be apparent for casual domainers who are only parking a couple of names, but if you’re moving larger numbers around it may not be the most practical of approaches. And it wouldn’t suit registrars.
Hopefully they’ll learn and improve the solution.
Like so many other businesses a bit of competition is always healthy