Google Shutting Down AdSense For Domains

Feb 22, 2012 • 9:35 am | comments (13) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense
 

Google AdSense For DomainsThe Google direct AdSense For Domains program is being shut down by Google. The last day is April 18, 2012. This is not effecting the whole program, but specifically the "direct AdSense for Domains" program.

Google posted this news on this page and people have started to notice the news.

Here is the timeline:

  • February 22: AdSense publishers can no longer start using the Hosted domains product.
  • March 21: You will no longer be able to create new hosted domains.
  • April 18: Hosted domains will become inactive and it will no longer be possible to earn from them.
  • June 27: Hosted domains will no longer be available in AdSense accounts.
Google is also offering advice on how to migrate to another provider.

This is a smart move by Google since there have been numerous complaints on all sides of the coin.

To be honest, I am a bit surprised they closed it down because they have fought off these complaints for years and years now. Now they decide to close it down? Google said:

After evaluating the benefits of our partner network, we’ve decided to retire the Hosted domains product within AdSense. Going forward, undeveloped domains will only be served through our existing AdSense for domains distribution network.

For more details on this change, see this page.

Forum discussion at Acorn Domains and Twitter.

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