Google has decided to retire the “hosted domains” item that they have through the Google AdSense system. Based on an e-mail straight from the Google AdSense team, they have evaluated the benefits of their companion network and made the decision to retire the Hosted Domains program with Google AdSense. This program shutting down is different than the Google AdSense for Domains system, though.
In the long term, undeveloped domain names will only be served via their current Google AdSense for Domains distribution network. I personally don’t recall having any of my parked domain names utilizing this program, but apparently I have four domain names that use or utilized this program.
Here is more information from Google:
After evaluating the advantages of our partner network, we’ve decided to retire the Hosted domains product within AdSense. Going forward, undeveloped domains will only be served via our current AdSense for domains distribution network.
If you have hosted domains inside your AdSense account, they’ll be affected by this upcoming alter, that will stick to the routine beneath:
February 22: AdSense publishers can no lengthier start using the Hosted domains item.
March 21: You’ll no lengthier have the ability to create new hosted domains.
April 18: Hosted domains will turn out to be inactive and it’ll no longer be possible to earn from them.
June 27: Hosted domains will no longer be accessible in AdSense accounts.
How you can continue monetizing
To carry on monetizing your undeveloped domains, you will need to migrate your domain portfolio to a brand new domain parking provider of one’s option. Domain parking providers specialize in monetizing undeveloped domains, provide competitive prices, and can assist you to migrate your domain portfolio. To get started, follow the steps in our guide to migrating your hosted domains.
To determine whether or not you will be affected by this change, click Hosted domains under “Domains” on the My ads tab of one’s AdSense account.
The hosted domains listed here will all be impacted by this alter regardless of standing, and can ultimately quit earning revenue in your AdSense account. Particulars on upcoming modifications to Hosted domains: