The latest blow to those who are hoping to monetize their parked domains using Google AdSense (myself included). Google has posted the latest change to retire Hosted domains product within AdSense (AFD) and phasing it out immediately and undeveloped domains will only be served through Google’s existing AdSense for domain distribution network.
All hosted domains owners using AdSense should pay attention to these dates:
- 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.
Other details on upcoming changes to Hosted domains:
Google offers suggestions on how to continue monetizing using other providers and maintains that other AdSense products are not affected. It should be noted that any earnings accrued so far will not be forfeited, but it could potentially pose a problem for users who do not use other AdSense products and their accrued earnings do not exceed the payment threshold as they cannot receive any payment until it reaches the treshold.
More details can be found from this link, Hosted domains have gone away.