Well this something that I have been meaning to blog about for the past week! As you know my family lost our dog Amos last Friday and in the middle of that I had purchased two domain names. So you might understand why I have not blogged about it until now. That does not however change the fact that I am very excited about it.
Basically, I purchased two domain names through GoDaddy. I will say a few things about GoDaddy though and one is that the biggest problem with the site was that is was very confusing. That comes from the simple fact that they offer so many services and products. Somehow in my brain all these products etc, got mashed up and it took me some time to decipher all the information. But with a little effort I worked it out. Basically you have to register as a user, or I think they called it creating an account, that was fairly easy. Then I was off to search for a domain name.
Just as a side note there is a very interesting article on Dennis Forbes’ Blog about domain names, their popularity and their availability based of what has already been registered and therefore available. Really worth the read, if for nothing else but curiosity.
So I search for the name and found it it was available and added it to my “cart”. It is then that I was bombarded with more options than you care to poke a stick at! This was difficult for someone that has never done it. Anyways I ended up purchasing an extra option of making the registration private. And I was twenty odd dollars worse off. That’s for a year.
At this stage I am not telling you what the domains are, only that you should keep reading and all will become apparent. I will also say that it has something to do with a very imminent podcast; that is if my co-host decides not to take on anymore projects! The time is coming when I should talk about him also…
April 9, 2006 at 10:26 pm
Yeah, Go Daddy can be very confusing with all the “fixin’s” (as Americans would call them), on offer. I’ve used Go Daddy to buy different domains for years and years and it seems every time I buy a new domain, there’s another page of options. Bets rule of thumb is to just get the domain and say ‘No Thanks’ to anything else on offer. The one, vaguely useful, thing they do offer is the privacy option so people can’t do a WHOIS search and find your address, if you are in any way sensitive to that. of course, that assumes you give them a real address in the first place. Good luck with your domains!