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I always buy the .net .org along the .com but just realized having over 30 domains (a lot inactive) costs me about 600 dollars/year.
I deleted a few of them and am thinking of keeping the rest for the next 2 years which I already paid for but canceled the RENEW option.
Anyone in a similar situation?
Do you guys buy the keyword.com with and without the "s" if applicable? Do you buy the .net and .org version?
I have a small stable of domains and they are mostly dotcoms and only the dotcoms...if I'm not prepared to take one dotcom into the endzone I don't see the point in having several variations.
But that's me!
I agree, I shouldn't have bought the .net and .org version of domains that I did not use.
I would recommend buying only .com domains to park and use for later.
i.e. the best use I had for the one listed on my user profile was to fill in the box for my W.W. profile!
"The road to hell is paved with good intentions" - I fully intend to use all my inactive domain names. Really, I do. Promise. I mean it. This year even. :-)
Whenever I get a lead for a web development job, one of the first things I do is a WHOIS on their domain. As soon as I see "private", it raises the, "what does this guy have to hide" flag.
...just my $0.02
but once you start paying over ~ 1000 dollars/year with all the hidden Privacy fees
I'm starting to think my registrar is the only one who offers free private registrations.
I have a few that are private, either though a conflict of interest at work (nothing against my work NDA or a competitor, but something they wouldn't like being the evil corporation they are) or I just want privacy.
Others, I proudly say it is me and I don't care who sees it. Some, I think non-private gives me better credibility.
I'd remove the "Private Registration" options -- what if someone wants to buy some of your domains -- they wouldn't be able to find you to make an offer -- (plus you'll save 1/2 of what you're spending).
Don't registrars who have private registrations allow automatic forwarding? With mine the email address is
email@example.com or something like that.