Back in 2012, DNSimple acquired RoboDomains and RoboWhois. We’ve shut down RoboDomains since it really never made any money, and now we’re considering shutting down RoboWhois. It makes a little bit of money each month (between 1000 to 2500 USD) but no one on our team is really interested in maintaining and growing it. I’ve looked for buyers but haven’t found any at a price I’d consider reasonable. I’m curious about what other options might be available and I wanted to see if any other bootstrappers have thoughts on this.
Here are the choices I’m considering:
- Turn it off.
- Continue trying to find a buyer.
- Hire someone eager to build up the business from where it is today, giving them full control over it.
- Partner with someone (or some entity) where they would get the majority ownership but Aetrion LLC (my company) would retain some percentage.
Any other ideas that I should consider?