I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

Domain conundrums

Over the years I’ve amassed a num­ber of domains for var­i­ous web­sites I’ve want­ed to cre­ate. A few of those are relat­ed to my for­mer free­lance busi­ness, and two relates to blogs. This week I got a noti­fi­ca­tion that 3 of them are up for renew­al in Jan­u­ary, it’s left me ques­tion­ing if should renew them all or if it’s time to let some go.

I have the domain for this blog, philbowell.com, which I will def­i­nite­ly renew. I have philbowell.blog, which I used briefly for this site, and I have philbowell.design, which is what I used for the last cou­ple of years of work­ing for myself.

Since I start­ed work­ing as part of an in-house UX team, I’ve been intend­ing to con­sol­i­date my port­fo­lio into my per­son­al site. One domain for both places. What I hadn’t thought of was how to han­dle the domains. A redi­rect seems to make the most sense, but the cost of renew­ing them is much high­er than I expect­ed it to be. Let­ting go of domain names is some­thing that I don’t like doing and I’m try­ing to work out the impact of doing that. It’s a tricky conundrum.

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