How do you decide if a domain is not worth renewing?

Located in General Domain Discussion, started by brad05, Dec 27, 2016


  1. brad05

    brad05 Established Member

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    You have a bunch of domains. Some of them will expire next week, or next month. How do you decide whether to keep them or let them go?
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  2. garptrader

    garptrader Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Break your portfolio down into several categories. Perhaps

    -two-word .COM
    -three-word .COM
    -one-word .Net/.Org
    -one-word new TLD
    -LL/LLL nTLD

    Of your different categories, which ones tend to get the most inquiries? Which tend to get zero interest? How long have you held those which have had no inquiries? What are the renewals on any CCTLD or new TLDs? Expensive renewals need to be given more serious consideration for deletion - particularly if they are not getting inquiries. Do you plan to develop any in the future (even if you outsource the project)?
  3. BrandChimp

    BrandChimp Life is short. Get up and make yours better. Chimp VIP

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    1. Does the domain has liquid value? (Worth something on the after market,4L .com Great Brandable names) if so, renew or flip it..
    2. Will a company want that name? if not, drop it..
    3. Is the name is similar to a TM? If so, drop it..
    4. Is the name makes sense? If not, drop it..
    5. Proper spelling? If not.. drop it unless it is intentionally misspelled like Burnerr and Qrumb
    6. Does similar domains sells? Look at If so renew it..
    7. Have you received any inquiry for this name? If yes, renew it..
    8. Would you use that name if you were a startup? If not, why someone else would want it? Drop it..
    9. Is the name getting Organic (not robot) traffic if parked? If so renew it..
    10. Ask the NamePros community for feedbacks on this particular name if needed :)
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2016
  4. i_name_names

    i_name_names Established Member

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    here is a very simple idea
    go through each one and
    ask yourself a simple question

    can you sell them???

    if the answer is no throw them away!!!

    i promised you simple. not easy but simple(y)(y)
  5. BrandChimp

    BrandChimp Life is short. Get up and make yours better. Chimp VIP

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    Dont renew names that you can't sell :)

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