I’ve gone through the numbers, read the blogs, gone through lease reports and compiled a complete list of all the domains that have been leased so far in 2013. Here’s what I have.
Unfortunately that’s what I came up with. By no means does this mean that domain leasing doesn’t have it’s place. This was meant as a joke but also a little taste of reality. The fact of the matter is leasing has been around in business for a long time and domain leasing has been pushed for easily the last 5. LeaseThis was promoting over 500K domains for lease back in 2007 and it didn’t catch on. The difference this time is domains are only getting more expensive and as things get more expensive the more people “borrow” them. My question is how many people are going to lease domains. Rick Schwartz and all the others that have added leasing to their options are about to answer the question. I know it will take time but it’s not like this hasn’t had time. As I said, its been around for ever. This isn’t a reinvention of the wheel, it’s reminding everyone that there is a wheel and it can be rolled. The problem is nobody is pushing each other over to roll the wheel. At this point, they’re either buying the car, one with cheaper wheels, or walking. I hope I’m wrong on this one, I really do. I would love to see another regular source of income come into our space. If it does, Mr. Schwartz deserves the payback because he’s the driver. In the meantime I’ll be sharpening my pencil getting ready to add names to my updated “Domains That Were Leased this Week”