Renewal and Drops of My Domain Names

I own very few liquid domains like 4 letters and some numeric ones. The other type of liquid domains that has at least some value in the eyes of domain investors are my Brandbucket approved names. Most of my portfolio at the moment consists of hand registered domain names. I’ve been into this business since last 3 year and I do it part-time.

Every month I make a plan to renew and drop some of the names. I not look for quick flips. I haven’t sold any domain at Namepros or to domain investors. I plan to hold my names for the right end user. Patience is important in domaining. And, this is how you succeed ultimately in this business.

This month I renewed the following domain names under dot com:

HowtoBuild (dot) org
Deo (dot) me

Will be dropping:

Incomplete: Names which I may renew:

It’s always not easy to drop names. Dot com names are becoming rarer every day. Some of the names which I renewed are listed at BrandBucket and there are some names like Smartress on which I received some inquiries.

My ‘the+Keyword’ Domains are up for Renewal

It was in last year I hand registered the following ‘the+Keyword’ domains after analyzing many domains. Now they are up for renewal and I’m wondering whether to keep or leave them. The following are the .com names:

4.ThePyaramid (Accidental Registration as it has a TYPO)

All above I parked with SEDO and none made any PPC revenue and unique visitors are less than 100 over the last year for each. And, as far as OFFERS are concerned none of the names had it. I sent end-user emails but I got no response at all. It seems many endusers are happy with their web names.

So, at this stage I’m wondering if anything above is worth keeping. However all domains if valued without ‘THE’ as a single keyword are worth $100k and above and since there is a market for ‘the+domains’ I’m bit undecided at this time.

If you own the above names then what you will keep and what you’ll drop?

Well, here are some noticeable ‘The+Domain’ sales list this year as reported by $692 $1136 $1149 $2700 $992 $2060 $829 $554 $2188 $3933
and many more

It’s very evident that this year alone there are more than 100s of ‘the’ domain sales taken place despite of the influx of new gTLDS.