I was doing the monthly domain name renewals yesterday. As I was going through my domain names, day after day, I realized that there was not a single day of the month that I didn’t have a domain expiring. I then checked all 365 days only to find out that I had domains expiring every single day of the year.
I was not even close to not having at least one domain per day. I usually have 3+ for each day. Some days I have a lot more expiring domains. These days are skewed because of launching of new gTLDs (.info, .biz), ccTLDs (.us) or the occasional Landrush 2 (.info).
I have domains expiring every day which means that I have bought domains every single day of the year: Christmas, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, my birthday, my name day etc. This is what happens eventually when you buy, sell and develop domains for 10 years non stop…
Do you have domains expiring every day? Does this mean you have too many? If you do, is it maybe time to drop some?
I know I am dropping a few…
I have very few domains expiring every month.
Godaddy allows you to group domains for a single expiration date. I know exactly how you feel. Especially when you use those handy 1.99 coupons then have to reconsider registering the domains again. If you can’t make $7.99 on the domain per year, then drop the sucka!
Interesting post that calls for introspection.
In my opinion, even if you don’t have domains expiring daily, it’s a good idea to ‘weed’ the garden regularly.
The domaining business has turned into a tricky one. One must be on the look out not to turn into a domain collector, instead of an investor. Besides, we have a few big companies hell bent on using paternalistic levers to render the trade useless. So, unless you have hundreds of premium domains, it’s a great idea to drop names almost on a daily basis. Keep only the keepers.
You read my mind! Watch out for my post on domain renewals in a couple of days…