Taking the Domain Name Plunge.

June 18, 2006

I finally did it.  I went to godaddy.com today and registered mentalinterface.net and fridaynightpartyline.com.  I had held off doing it prior to now because of the cost and for another reason that’s embarrassing to me.  I didn’t understand the mechanism of pointing the domains.  I had an irrational fear that if I bought the names, I would have to use the hosting service I bought the names from.  I just did it today, so they are still going through the pointing process.  But I was being dumb about the pointing. Pointing a domain name is as easy as falling out of bed.  Oh well, its not the first time I’ve been dumb and it won’t be the last.

I can see why godaddy is always hawking name registration on podcasts and elsewhere.  It’s expensive.  If you wanted to really tie up a name, you’d have to spend some serious money.  All the .net, .com., .org., .biz etc. extensions could run up massive dollars.  I’m content with what I’ve done, although part of me feels like I just got suckered.  I mean, look, I doubt that I’ll ever monetize either my blog or my podcast.  A fool and his money are soon parted.  My internet creativity is really just an (increasingly evermore) expensive hobby.

So, my fellow bloggers, have you ever registered a domain name?  Was it/ is it worth it to you?

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3 Responses to “Taking the Domain Name Plunge.”

  1. gaddy Says:

    well my friend, for my is really a hobby, but i think that “mui” is also posible, i have invented some device, that i hope it will work, i just need some spectrum analyser, and an osciloscope, it is easy to see, one thing i love is search the web there is a hot chick in here, and i got nothing to do, well i get to know intereting software, in the meantime, i am a sucker for a hot chick, and i dont’t consider it a wasted money (cybersites are like dicoteques to me), is my fun, and i don’t care what people like you think, you floogers americans, i got nothing to do so i replay to you.

    Gaddy Alcalá F.

  2. Sara Says:

    Expensive? Did you register more than the two you listed? It should have been about $8-9 each. I use the DD3 coupon code from Dawn&Drew’s podcast and that takes it down to about $7. IMO, you only need the .com, don’t bother with .biz and all that.

    My problem is that they seem so cheap that every time I think of a catchy domain I grab it. Now I’m up to 14. :-/

    http://www.nowimupto14.com Oooh maybe I need that one…

  3. K Says:

    I own several domains.. Including (myfullname).com which I think everyone should at least try to own their name .com . I don’t actually think it’s expensive and I think Go Daddy is a very good service. I’ll be picking up a new domain here soon once we finalize a name for the podcast. So when is thaed.wordpress.com going to be mentalinterface.com? Just wondering.

    K

  4. thaed Says:

    Probably never, friend K, as it’s http://www.mentalinterface.net. The .com was taken and I didn’t bother to check to see how much whomever wanted to sell it wanted for it.


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