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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