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Unused domains
I have some unused domains, what should I do with them?

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Msg#: 4047908 posted 10:22 pm on Dec 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have some unused domains.

How would I find out if they are <valuable>?

As I can tell I'm wasting my money.


[edited by: Webwork at 10:29 pm (utc) on Dec. 22, 2009]
[edit reason] Please read Domain Forum Charter before posting. See link up top at left. [/edit]



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Msg#: 4047908 posted 10:35 pm on Dec 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi thinktanker. Welcome to WebmasterWorld.

Don't mind the edits, it's common for noobs to think "this is like any other domain domain", but it isn't. Please read the Domain Forum Charter before posting again:


Most people have registered domains "at a loss". The trick is not keep paying for renewals.

The domain you posted . . bleh. Sorry, just one man's reaction.

There are many automatic domain valuation services. I view most as being useful "for entertainment purposes only", a bit like psychics. ;)

Domaining is much like gambling. Even experts lose money, but those who are less expert lose even more money.


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Msg#: 4047908 posted 12:02 am on Dec 23, 2009 (gmt 0)


Thanks for the charter link, should have read that. I think your right it's a losing proposition.

Thanks for the help!


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Msg#: 4047908 posted 5:20 am on Dec 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

I do keep some of my failures as a sandbox to play with. In one case a domain actually suddenly showed promise while i was using it to learn some new CMS software and now it is paying its way. That was the only one to do that though.


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Msg#: 4047908 posted 6:05 am on Jan 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

I got rid of many that I owned after paying renewal fees for couple years... It was tough getting rid of them but its like getting off the poker table when youre losing money... gambling more wont help make up for your loss.

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