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Old 08-24-2007, 07:49 AM   #1
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Besides leaving the hospital with a birth certificate and a clean bill of health, baby Mila Belle Howells got something she won't likely use herself for several years: her very own Internet domain name.

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Old 08-24-2007, 08:41 AM   #2
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I'm going to be a devil for saying this, but it is getting harder and harder to buy decent domain names with people hoarding them like this.

Besides, .com domains are suppose to be for commercial entities, which is what "com" means. There are many other top level domains for this kind of thing (.net, .org, etc.). We should make a request of the domain registrars to make .fam domains available for individuals and families to use for these reasons.
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I bought my last name + the letter s.com for my family (i.e. if my last name was smith I would have had smiths.com) in 1996 and since then we've had a family photo web site at www.smiths.com and all had @smiths.com email addresses.

...until 2 weeks ago when a company called me and offered me $30,000 for the name.
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I bought my last name + the letter s.com for my family (i.e. if my last name was smith I would have had smiths.com) in 1996 and since then we've had a family photo web site at www.smiths.com and all had @smiths.com email addresses.

...until 2 weeks ago when a company called me and offered me $30,000 for the name.
I had my last name dot com for a few years back in the 90's and let it expire and Sony Records immediately grabbed it. Very dumb move on my part.
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Interesting point there AnimeSpirit, however, IMO .com domains are still "the ****", the cream of the cream. I had a .in site once and whenever I used to tell people my site's name, they used to go to my site's name .com & not .in.
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Interesting point there AnimeSpirit, however, IMO .com domains are still "the ****", the cream of the cream. I had a .in site once and whenever I used to tell people my site's name, they used to go to my site's name .com & not .in.
If more people used other top level domains, then people would get more accustomed to hearing them and therefore less likely to mistake them.
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