From my experience I've seen plenty of domains over time that have been deleted that end up getting purchased by someone sometimes for a large amount of money.
The carrying cost is quite nominal.
As a general rule if you own a large amount of wacky domains that you think have little value (that are .com I have to stress that) someone will come along at some point and offer to buy it from you.
If you want proof of this go see some of the domains
that are listed on buydomains.com and the price for those domains.
Ask yourself if you owned any of those domains whether you would
have let them go or not (I'm talking about the ones that
sell for $750 to $2000 not the obvious hi value ones).
Here's a few I just found (random)
Add: One thing I have to stress is this.
When someone comes along and wants to buy your wacky domain close the deal. You very well will not have another chance for 5 or 10 years. Get as much as you can and do the deal.
Those buydomains.com numbers are the asking prices. I'm sure most of those are never going to sell or will sell far below asking price.
Don't want to do this exchange because I really don't want another two domains :P
It's worth holding on to for sure.
Not great that it's a .org but as a general rule
a name like that is worth keeping and paying the reg fee on.
stretchier.com same thing. I would hold onto it it's worth the gamble.
It's certainly possible to profit from domains if you actively seek out buyers, but if you're not going to, it's not worth holding on to domains of that quality. It's a poor investment.
Sorry a year or two is not a long time in domains as anyone who
is in that business knows (such as myself).
Domain Name: STRETCHIER.COM
Creation Date: 2012-12-30 17:28:00Z
Created On:14-Jan-2013 22:17:50 UTC
(With that said... there are some really, really great domains in this list. So you might get lucky.)
It's (part of) what I do.
And I make plenty of money doing it (both buying and selling) as well as consulting for people who you have heard of and who you trust and that pay me for my opinion.
So given that we are talking about +-$12 or so for wdwee.com while you may not feel you need it there really isn't much in going with the expert opinion on the subject.
I mean if I decided to do standup comedy and you told me to "drink 3 glasses of water and piss before going on stage" I'd probably take your word for it and not tell you "I really don't think I need to do that". And I'm guessing I'm probably better at domains than you are at comedy.
Agree that wdwee is hard to type. But so is a long domain name (chance of typos is greater with more letters, in general). Not saying you should use it instead of the ironic name but as an additional short acronym.
I registered the domains (my-pi.net, my-py.net, my-pi.de) but never created the actual website. So if anyone wants these domains for free, contact me.
$conn = fsockopen ('whois.verisign-grs.com', 43, $errno, $errstr, 1);
$output .= fgets($conn,128);
$registrar = reset(explode("\n",end(explode('Registrar:',$output))));
JK – I'll let if fly. :)
May help hoarders like me to finally hit submit, peer pressure and all that :)
It's a domain name that no one wants, ergo one might presume that the twitter handle is equally undesirable?