To Hold or Release Unused Domain Names?

harrygreen90

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Hello everyone,

I find myself pondering a dilemma that I suspect many of you have faced at one point or another in your digital endeavors. Over the years, I've accumulated a handful of domain names. Each was purchased with a vision in mind, projects that ranged from personal blogs to potential business ventures. However, life and shifting priorities meant that some of these domains are now sitting idle, without an active website attached to them.

As I evaluate my portfolio of digital assets, I'm grappling with the decision of whether to maintain ownership of these unused domains or to let them go. The cost of renewal, although not exorbitant, adds up, especially considering the lack of immediate use. Yet, there's always that lingering thought – what if I find the perfect project for one of these domains in the future? Or what if their value appreciates over time?

What is your advice?
 

AlbaHost

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Sell them simple if you don't use it.
 

GreenhostCloud

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Assess if holding onto them aligns with your current goals and priorities and if not, it may be beneficial to let go and free up resources for more active projects.
 

Philippe Gaucher

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It's quite the pickle, isn't it? I've been there too. Think about which domains genuinely spark excitement or have a real shot at being used in the future. If there's one you can't stop thinking about or has potential gold in its future, maybe hold onto it. But if it's just collecting digital dust and costing you money, perhaps it's time to let it go or even make a few bucks by selling it. No point in hanging onto something that doesn't light you up or have a clear purpose, right?
 

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Totally get where you're coming from. It's like holding onto a bunch of keys without knowing which door they might open someday. If the renewal costs aren't breaking the bank, maybe hang onto the ones that really resonate with you or have potential value. For the rest, you could let them go or even try selling them. Sometimes, letting go frees up mental space and resources for new opportunities. And hey, if a brilliant idea strikes, there's a whole world of new domain names out there waiting for you!
 

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Calculate the cost of renewing each domain against its current and potential future value. Then, determine if the investment aligns with your budget and priorities.
 

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