have done it and I know many others have done it, just register a
domain on a whim without much thought before regging it. Usually when
you do that you just register for 1 year, change the nameservers and
list for sale.
that you may miss out on a better money value for your new domain name.
Let's take a look at .tv for example, you should really think about why
you are registering it before you actually register it.
you think its a name you are going to develop or hold onto for years
then you can take advantage of the pricing at Name.com. Name.com offers
$10.99 registrations for .tv the cheapest in the industry. You can get
that price for multi year registrations. If you only reg it for one year
because you are not sure about the name or you just don't like to
register for more than one year, you are costing yourself money. The
renewal is $35 for a .tv, of course you could transfer out and find a
That is still costing you more money than regging a name for 4 years at $10.99 and not having to worry about renewals.
look at .com, people could have registered for 10 years out on their
best .com names and avoided all those Verisign price increases. The news
today that Verisign cannot raise prices for the next contract period of
6 years is welcome news for domainers. Verisign did throw a curveball
that Michael Berkens covered, Verisign could have a chance to get price caps removed if they can show .com no longer has market power.
may have just said that to appease their shareholders, but what if they
can get that changed ? It would make sense to get your best .com
domains regged out for some years so you don't have to worry about that.
course regging out for a long period can be expensive, so thinking
longer before regging a new name may keep you from regging some so-so
names because it would not be worth it financially. There will always be
times when 1 year is fine, when you know you are taking a flier on a
speculative or fad domain.
Keep an eye out for great deals on regging/transferring/renewing and get your portfolio in the long term position that will best fit your overall budget.