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Anyone Have Experience Renting / Leasing Domain Names?
Have you ever rented someone else's domain? Have you rented out your domains?

Msg#: 4447881 posted 10:12 am on May 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

I am finding it pretty difficult to rent / lease my domain names.
I wondered if anyone might have any input on this?

Unfortunately most of the sites that claim to be able to offer this facility don't seem to reply or simply are missing in action.

Any input would be appreciated.



WebmasterWorld Senior Member bwnbwn us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member

Msg#: 4447881 posted 5:51 pm on May 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

last time i checked owning the domain name was renting it or leasing it for a time period. No way in h--- I would ever consider, think, or even imagine ever renting a domain from you or anybody else.

ie. I rent it you go poof I lose all, why on earth would I consider renting a domain?


WebmasterWorld Administrator webwork us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 4447881 posted 6:36 pm on May 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

The only version of "domain rental" that I've seen work are those involving big ticket domains, iron clad lease (rent to own, lease purchase) agreements where the domain is (most likely) held by a third-party escrow (lawyer?) who will deliver the domain upon on the final payment terms being satisfied.

Building value on a rented domain isn't a model that has gained acceptance. Builders don't like the idea of creating something they can lose control over. Domain holders, for domains of any significant value, don't care to risk having a domain "trashed" by spammy tactics, blackhat, etc.

bwnbwn pretty well summarizes the "market sentiment".

OBTW, welcome to WebmasterWorld wwavatar. Good first question. Hopefully not too painful a lesson.


Msg#: 4447881 posted 3:47 am on May 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

you would have to have extremely valuable domains to be able to lease them out.

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