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:

1.TheCalgary
2.TheMP4
3.TheAuditing
4.ThePyaramid (Accidental Registration as it has a TYPO)
5.TheHTTPS
6.TheAdware

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 NameBio.com:

TheChosenOne.com $692
TheMatchMaker.com $1136
TheGunSite.com $1149
TheTravelAddict.com $2700
TheCriticalCondition.com $992
TheFlame.com $2060
TheTile.com $829
TheCream.com $554
TheServer.com $2188
TheInternetofThings.com $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.

Domain Renewal Call Facility

We see every-day many domains get dropped and enters the aftermarket where premium and good quality domains gets bids and are taken. Not all dropped domains are taken but it’s also true that not all dropped domains are dropped completely. Some of the reasons why domains are dropped are:

1.Registrant forgets to renew the domain name
2.Registrant not sets on auto the domain renewal
3.Registrant’s credit card expires and it doesn’t validate the transactions
4.Registrant loses his/her email address and doesn’t get any domain renewal information
5.Registrant intentionally allows the domain to expire which is very common

Above are some reasons why domains get dropped. Well, I’ve this idea to share. Whenever a domain expires the registrar sends notification to the email on account and follows a procedure before letting it go to the auction house. But, the registrar never calls or makes a telephone call to the registrant telling him/her that ‘hey your domain is expiring’ renew it soon to avoid it getting dropped.

My Idea:
I think it will be great if registrar start providing this domain renewal call facility service at a minimum price. This add-on service should be given as a choice at the time of domain registration similar to who.is privacy and other add-on choices which the registrar gives during the process of registration.
Those who think they need the call facility to add that extra layer of security to their domains may opt-in for that service by paying some minimum fee. And, those who wish not may just skip it.

Every-year millions of domains gets renewed and many are accidentally dropped just because the registrant loses the account information and I think this facility will be great. The registrar can make lot of money through this add-on and save many number of domains from accidentally expiring.

What you think of this Idea?