This post is certainly not sponsored by any registrars because if you follow it you WILL save money. We all do it. Register or buy a name on a whim. One that has a value of exactly zero dollars. Maybe it was for this great new project you were going to build but eventually realized you would never do it. Maybe it just sounded good at the time and after a second look it had three times as many ‘L’s as you saw the first go round. Then you sobered up and chalked $10 up to one too many Mojitos.
It’s bad enough you spent the money, but how many times have you made it worse by leaving it sit and then having it automatically renew? It used to happen to me way too often but not anymore. As soon as I realize I registered a bad name and can’t seem to move it through any of my outlets, I drop it. I don’t let it expire I purge it. Godaddy has a button that lets me drop it immediately and throw it to the fish or maybe the pigeons. Don’t get me wrong I’m not hasty. I don’t pull the trigger instantly. I DO try and sell it but I will not throw gas on my little fire by paying for it another year.
Godaddy got me good a few times on privacy protection and a bad name. Heck I don’t have a clue why I bought the names. I think I bought privacy protection so that other domainers wouldn’t know I had such a shitty domain. In reality, I really can’t even remember why. All I know is that I wasn’t going to get caught renewing it for the 5th year in a row. So I pressed “bye bye”. Sure enough some sucker bought one and guess what. He’s now owned it for two years and I’m positive he made exactly the same nickel parking that I made.
Here’s how to Delete a domain on Godaddy:
1. Login to Godaddy and go to your account
2. Go to domain manager located in left sidebar
3. Choose the domain you want to delete and click on “delete selected button”as seen in pic above
4. A scary warning box will appear which tell you that you will loss everything related to this domain
5. Everything being the annual fees you keep eating so lose it
6. Tick on “delete domain and press OK button.