long time reader, finally registered and decided to post.
I recently bought 2 expired domain names (detroitpua.com and detroitpuas.com)
a year or so ago, they maintained a large forum (10000+ posts 250+ members)
the site is gone, as is any backup of it, and the guy who ran it.
Im wondering whether its worth investing the money into building a new site,hosting, and new forum, or am I better off selling the domain names to someone else who wants to take on that kind of job?
and it definitely is a job. I'm not a big fan of the community, that was around before, for numerous reasons, but there were a number of good guys who contributed a lot of original content as well.
I may even have an email list somewhere with a ton of prior members.
however, at the time it was free, and Im pretty sure the activities involved did not generate enough money to host the forum, which is why it ultimately was all flushed down the crapper.