Generally speaking, I am a fan of leasing domain names. A lease provides a monthly or annual income on a domain name my company owns. The usage of the domain name can make it either more valuable for a future sale if the lease doesn’t work out – and it can make the domain name more valuable to the company leasing it.
I have offered lease deals on a few domain names. Several have not worked out over the long term, but I was happy to give the other party a shot at building a business on the domain name, and I was also happy to collect the monthly payments.
In the past, I wrote about some benefits to domain name leasing as well as some downsides to domain name leasing. I think it is important to consider both aspects before offering or agreeing to a lease.
Have you leased one of your domain names before?