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June 7, 2007, 6:32 pm
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I saw a domain name I was interested in.
It was "parked courtesy of..." a major domain name registrar.
What does "parked" mean,
and what does "courtesy of" mean?
I'm trying to figure out if they will simply charge you the $10 or 20
to assign the domain name to you, or if this is their way of holding
on until someone expresses interest in it, and then trying to get a
lot of money for it.
It's the word "courtesy" that confuses me. If they are trying to
broker this name for a lot of money, than that's not really a
"courtesy", but a strong for-profit business intention.
Any insights would be appreciated.
June 7, 2007, 10:25 pm
Re: "this page parked courtesy of..."?
Parking a domain is simply a means of pointing it to a park page while
you either get a hosting provider or negotiate sell the domain. Most
often, the former. When you register a domain name, you're required to
point it to a set of nameservers (a minimum of two). If you don't have
a hosting provider yet, that means you don't have anywhere to point it
to, which is why you let the domain registrar do that for you. Consider
it a type of complimentary valet parking for your domain name, where
they put a big cardboard sign in your car window that says "valet
parking provided by [name]". And that sign in your window is the
"courtesy of" part of the park page.
Kim André Akerĝ
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