Do you buy domains you're not ready to develop?

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  1. Soliloquy

    Soliloquy Regular Member

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    Many a time I get a good idea for a site, realize I can't possibly find the time to develop it, but end up searching for the domain name anyway. Sometimes I restrain myself, come back in a few months, and find the name is taken... and sometimes I register it and it sits stagnant for years, costing me money. Which is better, having a bunch of undeveloped domains or missing out on the best names?
     
  2. kev

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    I have a bunch of domains I bought on the spur of the moment, and do not have time to develop them. It was a good idea at the time. But I just do not have the time to invest into the projects. I bought the names and that is where they have stayed.
     
  3. Michael

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    We own a few domains, some are in use but four are not, even own one for .co.uk and .com but that was because we changed domain names a while back after buying out both but still the new name was well worth it.

    I use one domain for sticking all of my practice sites on but it isnt anything nice lol, a complete mess :)

    We plan on using all the ones we buy and have used all of them just some havent been very productive at all.
     
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    Yes I do, if the name is too good to pass up, I'll eventually cave in and get it.
     
  5. Peggy

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    yep I do.
     
  6. Nick

    Nick Regular Member

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    I'm not one to buy domains in excess as I think of them. I know many that do, but it's just not for me. I usually dedicate myself to a single project for an extreme length of time before moving on to something else, so any extra domains would rot away anyways.
     
  7. tryfuhl

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    definitely

    I'll brand some of them and flip them as a "concept"
     
  8. FullMetalBabe

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    No, I do not x.x! I don't really pay attention to domains.
     
  9. Chris

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    I'm guilty of doing this - in fact, I just purchased a domain last night in preparation for a dedicated server transition. While I have no use for it right at this moment, I will within the next few days.
     
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    Haha the only domain I would really buy is Annime.net and I am not really enthusiastic about it.
     
  11. Soliloquy

    Soliloquy Regular Member

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    I don't think "using it in a few days" really qualifies as "no immediate use for". I was thinking more along the lines of not having a use for it for months or even until the renewal date. Buying them mostly to make sure someone else doesn't get them first.
     
  12. Chris

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    I do that, as well. ;)
     
  13. tryfuhl

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    Ahhh, that's not really no need for it at the moment.. If you're not living in the next few days you're behind this moment in the web world
     
  14. Svoboda

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    Yep, if I have an idea and it is truly a good domain name, I snatch it up. If I end up not selling it, I can most likely sell it.
     
  15. Chris

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    Well said, my man. It's crucial to be at least one step ahead in the ever-changing web world.
     
  16. tryfuhl

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    and easier said than done right? haha
     
  17. Chris

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    Actually, I just go for 'em - if I see a domain that I like, I'll snatch it up.

    What's easier said than done is the actual development of the domain (or, the community). My GoDaddy account is currently bloated with all of these fantastic domain names, yet I have found absolutely no "real" use for them... at the moment.
     
  18. FullMetalBabe

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    YET!

    I have too many forum ideas, poor domain creativity.
     
  19. Chris

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    Brainstorming "creative" names is another story - the amount of time it takes me to come up with a domain name varies. It usually depends on the niche.
     
  20. tryfuhl

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    yeah that's what I meant... but for some reason I can't bring myself to dump the ones that I know that I'll never get around to
     

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