Why Would I "Register My YouTube Channel" In The YouTube Monitor?

It's your choice!

If you have your own YouTube channel, we can certainly claim videos on your behalf that you have uploaded yourself. We give you the option to "whitelist" your own channel (or any other channel) if you (or the channel owner) would like to monetize those videos yourself. Once we place a claim on a video, the channel owner can no longer monetize it. It's up to you whether you want us to monetize videos on your own channel or not.

Please note that we can not monetize videos that do not meet YouTube's new eligibility requirements(as of February 20, 2018).  In order to qualify to place ads on and monetize a video, the video must be on a channel that has at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time over the past 12 months.