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Domain name parking gets 2.0’ed

Interesting angle on building out a UGC empire behind parked domain names.

wehow.com and ehow.com already host a wealth of user-generated content. Now imagine millions of automatically branded and customized domains drawing from ehow’s content and allowing users to add their own material. Then add some social networking tools and some Web 2.0 “sprinkle”, and compare the end result to a traditional, ugly parked domain like, well, you know where to find them.

The Death of Domain Parking and the Birth of a New Vertical Web 2.0 Empire » Daily Domainer News

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  1. A venture capital associate of mine recently wrote an article related to this titled “Virtual Land”. You can access it here:

    http://www.mercantigroup.com/pdf/VirtualLandChronicle_Dec2006.pdf

    I don’t believe there’s a multi-billion dollar opportunity here, but I wouldn’t bet against Richard Rosenblatt’s ability to cash in. How did the whole iMall thing really turn out? Good for Mr. Rosenblatt not so good for Excite.