"Made for Adsense" Sites Lining Verisign's Pockets?

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Pay-Per-Click Speculation Market Soaring
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Slashdotters report on an article that tells the tale of "made for adsense" sites and verisign

Computer Business Review is reporting that the number of web sites being opened purely to publish pay-per-click advertising links from the likes of Google and Yahoo is rocketing, according to VeriSign, which runs the .com and .net domain names.

These speculators basically put up collections of Google Adsense or Yahoo Overture text advertising links that are more or less relevant to the topic indicated by the URL. Whenever someone comes across the site and clicks a link, the owner gets paid

So apparently the 'made for adsense' sites are the reason for the increase in domain name purchases...

Also from the same article:

And because domain registration rules have a five-day "Add Grace Period", during which new registrations can be deleted for a full refund, it's causing speculators to register hundreds of thousands of names for very short periods.

Would people really register a domain for a grace period to get type in traffic then ask for a refund?

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>Would people really

>Would people really register a domain for a grace period to get type in traffic then ask for a refund?

I think not...

Yes

Register thousands, the ones that make money keep, the ones that dont leave on the table

ok i'll buy it.

ok i'll buy it.

I've no doubt that this is part of the increase.

I know of at least two local "companies" that have bought 500,000+ domain names for this exact purpose (not Adsense or Overture though, it's manly 2nd and 3rd tier stuff).

Would people really register a domain for a grace period to get type in traffic then ask for a refund?

Take out people, insert machines.

You'd be amazed how easy

You'd be amazed how easy this is to do. I bet half the companies doing this don't even know what or how many domains they own at any given time, or even how many websites they're running on them.

I'm shocked

- shocked, I tell you...

No, seriously, half a mil domains are an awful lot of them. Is this dot-com/net/org only?

every day in every way

my seo innocence is eroded just a little bit more.....

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