What happens to our sites when we die?

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  1. groundfalling

    groundfalling Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Death is inevitable, a reality, thought of which makes some, depressed and others, to appreciate life even more. i was wondering just like real estate our revenue generating sites are also valuable virtual properties, we invest years building on them until one day we are no more. Unlike physical properties which are transferred or assumed by others, our virtual properties are just left alone until struck by either:
    traffic slowly fades
    ranking slips down
    and than either hosting expires or domain expires
    and its gone.
    all the years of work, our investment, pretty much disappears.
    Shouldn't it stay alive? shouldn't it be our legacy even when we are gone by benefiting others? especially the ones in need?
     
  2. veboo

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    Sell your sites before you die!
     
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    The will expire and will be bought again by a moron.
     
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    Cant we put our sites into our will and the hosting company have to transfer it to the one who inherited the property?
     
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    isn't there a way, they never expire?
     
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    i thought of the same
     
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    Yes there is. Buy the domain for 4000 years. We will be extinct before that anyway.
     
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    Now there's a business idea - probate services for IMers.

    I would call it....

    Will.I.M.
     
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    Don't give such ideas to the already greedy registrars, they may come up with something like domain insurance, domain transfer, domain funeral etc..
     
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    Godaddy sell your domain as a premium
     
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    They die with us. When hosting bills or domains stop being paid for.. Or if you're lucky you have co-founders who still use them. But no need to think of death :)
     
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    They decay into electrons to feed the Internet where new junk sites will be born.
     
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    Very interesting thought. You would have to leave login credentials and detailed instructions to your children on how to renew everything. That is the best thing I can think of. It would be a shame to see it "decay into electrons" haha.
     
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    Your domain and hosting will die too.

    The only question is, what happen to your PayPal account after u die.
     
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    Now that's the million dollars question....go open another thread and ask that :D go go go go
     
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    If I die money keeps coming and nobody but paypal will enjoy it.

    Followliker keeps running, proxies and VPs will be payed automatically. Cpa companies pay out automatically. Paypal is happy
     
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    Why would you like your sites to exist after you die?
    If you want to transfer them to someone that fine but otherwise you are a selfish dick.

    Make a place for the living to make a buck lol
     
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    Prepare someone to look after the site after your death. The only way to preserve such a dear asset would be to pass it down to a new generation. In capable hands of course. Or of course you could sell it. Besides i believe after our deaths we will be too busy .. well.. being dead.