So, I have registered a few more domain names than I really need. The domain names are usually a result of this:
- I get a good (or bad) idea for a web site project
- I think of good (and bad) domain names for the project
- I register a domain name for the web site
- But, because I already have work, family and a whole bunch of existing projects to attend to, I never get very far with implementing the web site
Then, a year later, the domain name needs to be renewed. One possible action:
A slight hope of continuing the project and some squirreling tendencies makes me renew the domain registration.
Another possible action:
Let the domain name registration expire.
But it does not feel good at all:
No! Not one of my domain names! They are part of the family! If I let them expire they will be bought by someone running a parked domain monetization scheme!
I actually counted to three domains of mine that will expire during the months to come. And then there are a couple of domain names I want to register if they become available… Letting Go Is Never Easy!
Btw, have you tried my Google Apps™ Test service? It checks if a domain name is connected to Google Apps, the Google Apps mail service, Google Sites or Blogger.
One Reply to “Letting Go (of domain names) Is Never Easy”
Tell me about it!
I’ve got about 160 domains running and every year I get those invoices and it’s painful. I’ve been able to sell a few domains through the years (and I’ve bought a few expensive ones – such as 99.se) so I believe that im still ahead.