Frequently Asked Questions

GETTING STARTED

Q: Can anyone join MailboxPark?

Yes, anyone can become a MailboxPark partner for free. Be advised that you should add a domain to your MailboxPark account within 72 hours of your account creation. New accounts without domains associated with them for more than three weeks are in jeopardy of being deleted.

Q: How many domain names must I own to sign up to MailboxPark?

You only need one domain to get started. Of course, the more domain MX records you point to MailboxPark, the better your chances are for growing your revenue.

Q: How does MailboxPark generate revenue from email traffic sent to domains?

We collect the email data from the traffic sent to your domains and resell that data to companies that send email. Mailers use the data we provide to drive email insights, including detecting phishing attacks and other critical email issues.

Q: Does MailboxPark respond to email messages sent to my domains?

We DO NOT send any type of reply message to emails sent to your domains. MailboxPark is not a messaging or advertising platform.

Q: Is MailboxPark collecting and selling my data to help email spammers?

We DO NOT collect email addresses or build lists of email addresses that we resell to third parties for any purpose, especially spam. MailboxPark’s parent company, 250ok, is a registered member of M3AAWG (Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group) and we will continue to be on the forefront of fighting spam and other types of abuse.

To learn more about types services the MailboxPark data supports, please visit 250ok’s tour page for Reputation Informant.

Q: Which domain parking companies allow me to point my MX records to MailboxPark?

Domain registrar default name servers appear to all work. Because there are so many registrars, we have not been able to test them all, but examples would include GoDaddy’s DomainControl.com and NameBright.com’s NameBrightDNS.com.

If you are interested in MailboxPark but have domain name servers set to non-default name servers, our service is currently non-compatible. These services include Sedo, Afternic, and Bodis. Please write us at support@mailboxpark.com and we will notify you when your service provider becomes compatible.

Q: What is domain name parking?

Domain parking refers to a monetization service displaying ads on a landing page. MailboxPark does not park domains or display ads on your domain name. MailboxPark uses the email data your domain names are receiving and gathers that data to monetize for domain owners.

Q: What is domain email parking?

Email parking allows domain owners to monetize the email traffic sent to their domains. To park an email domain with MailboxPark, a customer points a domain’s email exchange record, or MX record, to our servers. By doing so, MailboxPark gains access to the email traffic sent to that domain and we resell that data to companies that send email.

EARNINGS

Q: How much can I earn from partnering with MailboxPark?

Earnings can vary depending on a number of factors, such as volume and type of email traffic received by a domain, and the overall number of domains you possess.

Currently, MailboxPark pays partners based on the volume of commercial email sent to a domain; however, traffic originating from individuals, botnets, or any other non-business entities cannot be monetized at this time. At the end of the day, we prioritize quality over quantity. We are able to provide our partners with a better understanding of their earning potential after just a few weeks of monitoring. 

Attention partners with 1,000 domains or fewer qualified domains: guaranteed minimum payout

The guaranteed minimum payout amount for a partner with 1,000 or fewer qualified domains is currently $.05 USD per qualified domain, per calendar month. For any partner, the maximum guaranteed minimum payout for a single calendar month is $50.00 USD. Also, a partner can only maintain a single MailboxPark account at any time.

Although you may be compensated for providing mail traffic from any domain, the following top-level domains qualify for a guaranteed minimum payout with MailboxPark: .com, .net, .org, .ws, .co.uk, .tk, .de, .it, .ru, .jp, .com.au, .fr, .fm, .es, .ca, .co.za, .com.br, .hu, .com.es, .in, .no, .be, .nl, .ch, .dk, .cz, .pl, and .co.  The list of approved top level domains is subject to change at any time without notice.

Q: Why have I not received a payment from MailboxPark?

We require a minimum payment threshold of $5.00 USD.

For those that have surpassed the minimum payment threshold, we issue payments on a net-7 basis, which means that our partners have their earnings disbursed within 7 days of the previous month-end via their selected payment method.

If you have selected PayPal as your method of payment method, you should expect to see your payment within 24 hours of issuance. 

If you have selected Direct Deposit (ACH) as your payment method, there could be a 3-5 day delay in the payment showing up in your account. Also, Direct Deposit (ACH) is only available to partners with bank accounts in the United States.

If you qualify for a monthly payment but have not received one, please contact support@mailboxpark.com.

Q: What currency options are available for payment?

MailboxPark disburses all payments in United States Dollars (USD $).

Q: Should I use a verified PayPal account to receive payments from MailboxPark?

When using PayPal to accept payments, we do recommend that you use a verified PayPal account. PayPal may otherwise reject any incoming payments if your PayPal account is not fully verified.

Q: What payment options does MailboxPark support?

Currently, MailboxPark supports the following payment options:

Direct Deposit (ACH): The minimum payment requirement for Direct Deposit (ACH) is $5.00 USD. Direct Deposit (ACH) is a U.S.-only payment option. Your account must be with a U.S.-based bank in order to receive your payment via Direct Deposit (ACH).

PayPal: The minimum payment requirement for PayPal is $5.00 USD.

MailboxPark does not charge additional fees for any of these payment methods, but please be sure to check with your bank in case they charge fees on incoming payments.

Q: Where can I get a W-9 form?

Click here to download a W-9 form.

For additional information, see the IRS Guide to Information Returns.

For you and your tax counsel’s consideration: Individuals and single member limited liability corporations, or a single-member LLC, should use their Social Security Number (SS#). If the payee is a sole member LLC with an Employer Identification Number (EIN), both the SS# and EIN should be included in the W-9. Only corporations and partnerships should use their Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN#). It’s important that you provide complete and accurate information as the IRS now requires us to use e-Verify, their program that matches names and TIN#’s. Providing accurate information prevents unnecessary delays in receiving your payments.

MailboxPark is not a tax service. This information is not intended to establish a relationship or advise you on taxes. We strongly advise you not to use the information provided here without seeking consultation with a tax professional.

ABOUT MAILBOXPARK

Q: What is MailboxPark?

MailboxPark is an email monetization platform for domain owners.

MailboxPark is a company owned by 250ok, a leading email deliverability and analytics company. 250ok’s customers include Adobe, Marketo, SendGrid, SparkPost, and some of the most influential brands in social media, travel, dating, and retail.

We are dedicated to finding new ways to monetize the legitimate email traffic sent to domains.

Q: How long has MailboxPark been in business?

We launched MailboxPark in November 2016 but our parent company, 250ok, has been in business since 2012. 250ok has a customer base that includes companies like SendGrid, Adobe, Marketo, and SparkPost, as well as some of the biggest brands in consumer technology, e-commerce, retail, social media, online dating, travel, and more.

Q: I work at a domain parking company. How can I partner with MailboxPark?

Please message us at support@mailboxpark.com.

Q: Can I advertise with MailboxPark?

No. There is no advertising model associated with MailboxPark. MailboxPark monetizes the email traffic from your domains by reselling that data to companies that send email.

Q: Can I register domains with MailboxPark?

No. MailboxPark is not an ICANN-accredited registrar, nor do we plan to become one. We solely provide email domain monetization services for domains.

ACCOUNT

Q: I am having problems adding my domains.

First, please try using a different web browser or device to add your domains.
If that effort fails, please contact MailboxPark customer service at support@mailboxpark.com.

Q: If I delete my MailboxPark account, will my personal information be removed.

Upon signing up to use our services, you must read and agree to our Terms of Service (www.mailboxpark.com/terms) as well as our Privacy Policy (www.mailboxpark.com/privacy).

Within the Privacy Policy, you will see the section entitled Retention of Personal Information which states:

“MailboxPark will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. We will make good faith efforts to delete the data if you contact us by following the instructions at the end of this Privacy Policy, provided the Company is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law.”

Q: Why has my MailboxPark account been suspended?

If you discover your account has been suspended without receiving an email message or in-app explanation for the suspension, or if you believe your account has been suspended in error, please contact support@mailbox.com.

Accounts may be suspended for excessive irrelevant email traffic being sent to their domains or if botnet usage is detected.

MailboxPark for Domain Owners:


Tap a new revenue stream by allowing us to resell your undeveloped domain’s email data.

MailboxPark for Parking Companies


Leverage a new revenue opportunity for your parked domains by pointing your mail records at us.