A Domain Name
I started websiting back in 2008 and my first site was a Blogger blog. I knew nothing when I started. I’ve learned a lot since.
When I began, Blogger was free and popular, and seemed like a quick way to start so it made sense to use the Blogger platform. I soon realized it wasn’t that simple. It takes just as much effort to develop a canned website as it does to select and self host your own domain name.
I also realized that it is never entirely yours or what you want.
The domain name I had in mind (thinkaboutit) wasn’t available on Blogger and whatever name I chose was followed by the words blogspot.com anyway. It was never going to be my name.
There were also no names even distantly similar. The domain name I eventually chose, taitoday, was the closest thing I could get. There was no winning!
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not badmouthing Blogger. It got me started and I’m thankful for what the experience taught me about domain names and websiting.
After becoming frustrated with the limitations, though, I did a little research and took the plunge.
I’ve also started thinking specifically about domain names and have bought a few. Following are three examples and they are for sale.
- SplainThat.com ($218.00)
- AskingNotSaying.com ($202.00)
- ThinkingNotSaying.com ($197.00)
If you are thinking about starting a website and you find one of these names useful, contact me and we can go from there. Otherwise you can use a site like NameCheap to find and register a name you prefer. Registration and privacy run around $10.00. You can’t find it less expensive than NameCheap.com.
If you’re not sure, following are the options to choose from. [Read more…]