It’s one of the biggest pain point for Domain Investors on all ends of the spectrum, new and experienced, how do you manage all of your domains? When you’re just starting out you may only have a handful of domains so managing this all from within your registrar account can do the trick. The problem is that as your portfolio grows, management can become a serious issue.
Yesterday I received an email from one of my readers, here’s what they said:
I know you are busy and love what you are doing on the blog. But this question of domain management is hands down my #1 headache as a domainer. I suspect I am not alone in this. If you have any tips or suggestions on a solution, I would LOVE to hear about it.
As you all know by now, when I get a question from a reader, especially a good one like this I like to share the answer with all of you so everyone can benefit. On top of that, I don’t have all the answers so I also like to hear from you to understand how you solve this problem.
For me personally I manage all my domains in Excel. I’ve tried a handful of different domain management tools but hasn’t found anything that is tailored to my specific needs since I have a hefty group of developed domains with specific data that is important for me to keep track of.
I divide my spreadsheet into three separate tabs: Developed Domains, Domains For Sale, Domains Not For Sale. In the “Developed Domains” tab I keep track of things like unique visitors, monthly revenue, costs, etc. In the “Domains For Sale” tab I keep track of things like number of inquiries, potential buyers, etc. In the “Not For Sale” tab I list domains that I’m not willing to sell, i.e. MorganLinton.com, LintonInvestments.com, etc.
While I’ve found some great tools for managing bits and pieces of this process, I haven’t found anything that puts all the information together that I need. This is where I’d love to get the discussion going and hear more from all of you. What tool(s) do you use to manage your domains? Comment and let your voice be heard!