A bad habit: Getting all the domains!

Sat, Dec 31, 2011

I have this horrible habit, where when I have an idea, I usually start by ordering a domain.

And when I'm brainstorming, I might come up with around 30 ideas for domain names of a particular idea, which I narrow down to about 3-5. But horribly, I can't decide which one is the best (some people tell me it's because I'm a "libra"), so I end up buying all of them.

Get all the domains

And of course, I never end up executing on more than 10% of the ideas, and those that I execute, I usually don't follow through with very well.

Which results in me sitting there with a pile of domains that I'll never use, but will probably also not execute on. And as you could imagine, the names I end up getting are usually not the best ones.

How many do I have?

There are probably a lot of people out there that are much worse than me. But as the end of 2011 approaches, I decided to count them.

I have 49 domains.

Around 90% of them are .com domains. I have a few .co domains and some old .info domains, but mostly .com

If we say that it costs $10 a year on average to renew all these domains, it comes down to around $490 a year. That's actually not too bad. Sure is a lot less than I've spent on car insurance, and so far I haven't had an accident.

I have sold domains through the years, usually not that good ones and probably for way to little money to account for anything. But it happens.

The urge to collect: Domainbuyinitis

We humans collect stuff and I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who have a lot more. I wonder, to anybody who's reading this, if there's somebody who's got a worse case of domainbuyinitis.

If you collect domains, please let me know in the comments.