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Google dropped a bit of a bombshell yesterday when they announced that they were opening up Adsense for Domains to the general public (North American publishers first).
Could this be the end for some of the smaller parking companies?
With Google’s ever growing publisher base I suspect that some of the parking companies are going to be under pressure. Unless they can bring something new and interesting to their clients some of them may not survive such a move intact (I’m thinking mergers etc.,)
While the big companies such as Oversee and Sedo have a diversified portfolio of both web properties and revenue sources, what about some of the smaller players? With Google for domains being offered via the Adsense control panel it may be all too easy for publishers to simply move their domains onto that system and get a single monthly payment from Google instead of dealing with multiple, smaller, payments that incur higher banking charges.
Of course it’s early days yet, so the actual impact of this kind of change may not be felt for a few months.