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03 April 2005 @ 09:01 am
domain names??  
Yatta! ^__^

So, I finally got my bank account working! And this means that I can do what I've been wanting to do for a LONG time-- get my own domain!! Yatta!! =^__^=

Can anyone help me out and suggest domain names??
I don't know what to pick!!

Possible choices included
I don't know what else. I don't really like hinoai.com (don't know why!), and while I adore the other one, I want something that can really be for whatever I want, not just hxh.

Does anyone have any suggestions? *braindead*
Chiharumankin_rp on April 3rd, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
I think if you were to buy a domain name, you should use [dot]net insead.

.Com makes it sound like something commerical, and it's really not as cool as .Net.

.Net is short for "Network", so you can have your own network, and it just sounds cooler. XD

And I think .Net is easier to get, because most of the .Com addresses are always reserved for companies and stuff.

But, it's really your choice.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 3rd, 2005 12:06 am (UTC)
Honestly, though.. I always wanted to sound really official, and to me, .com sounds more official. .net sounds just..... not as cool.

I'm more in favor of .com. .net is only for aesthetics, if I like the sound better.

What I really need is a domain name though.
Chiharumankin_rp on April 3rd, 2005 12:09 am (UTC)
Hinoai.com sounds... A little... Un-original ^_^""

Most of my friends have really controversal network names like
"sweet-tooth" or "I-rock", but if you want if based on yourself or just whatever you like, I'd preferr sneakersr-better.com. Or you can have something cute, or just just a catch phrase and shorten it...

I'm just spamming your journal here. XD
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 3rd, 2005 12:16 am (UTC)
I don't like hinoai.com either.

Thing is, I can't have it based on something that I like, because my interests are going to change over the years and I want to keep this domain forever. ^^

I don't know what to do... ahhh, so many possibilities.
Chiharumankin_rp on April 3rd, 2005 12:19 am (UTC)
.. Ah..


... Unless you decide to change your hair. >.> Do it on any other physical characteristic unless you plan to get plastic surgery anytime soon.

Frannie: shiozawa ~just between you & mefrannie on April 3rd, 2005 12:24 am (UTC)
technically .com is just as easy to get as .net, it's just that .com normally is the first to go because it's the more commonly used of the three main extensions: .com, .net, and .org. When you think of websites, normally .com is the first extension that pops in your head, so that's what companies use because they want you to remember their URL ^^v

No company can really "reserve" a name: it's first come, first serve. For instance, I have the domain name fiyaa.com. It's mine, even if a company called "Fiyaa" surfaces, they have no rights to my domain name, because my name is on the DNS information. Companies tend to try to buy out a domain name from an owner if they're not the first to get it though.

and wow I apologize for letting my web geek surface. *buries self*
Chiharumankin_rp on April 3rd, 2005 12:43 am (UTC)
I know, but sometimes a lot of companies already have sites set, but they don't upload anything until years, but mainly just months, later, so that's why I said it's often "reserved".

But, like you said, if a company decide to outwit your domain, they can out bid you and take away our domain name for themselves, so that's why .Net is less dangerous than .Com.

But of course, you probably know a lot more than I do.

Franniefrannie on April 3rd, 2005 12:57 am (UTC)
They can't actually take it from you once you own it, they'll just contact you and try to buy it from you if they want it. Microsoft tried to take over the website "mikerowesoft.com" because they felt it was a copyright infridgement, even though it was some guy's name. (Article). In the end, they couldn't actually take it from him: they had to strike a deal :)

You're right about reserves: a lot of domain names are taken even though they're not in use. Ponta.org is taken, even though the website doesn't exist ^^ (this used to be mine, I never renewed it XD;;) It's what happens when anyone can get a domain name :)

I know no more than what my website books tell me XD;;;; it's hopefully going to be my major ^^:;;;
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on April 3rd, 2005 12:51 am (UTC)
I was thinking about getting another domain too, but it's SO hard to think of something perfect. Something which you can use for years because it's not too specific, but something original... :o let's brainstorm when we're together next.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 3rd, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)
YESH!! ^__^

Wanna hang out tomorrow? Something quiet and relaxing. Maybe we can have a picnic or something. ^_^
Artabandonedsoul on April 3rd, 2005 12:56 am (UTC)

Frannie: kotaroh ~hehe yanacrotchfrannie on April 3rd, 2005 01:01 am (UTC)

kehehe. *IS NO HELP*
Chiakichiaki777 on April 3rd, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)


What? It should be....


I heard those last names are popular.
Patricktallanvor on April 3rd, 2005 01:59 am (UTC)
Just think of something interesting that's not too specific, and look for synonyms or older forms to come up with something more original. --Telesm is an older form of talisman, for example. Of course, it turns out it's also the name of a city in Iran, but, well, what can you do?

Be careful though, despite what people have already posted, both ICANN and the courts can and have taken away domain names from people that are similar to company names or are company names where the business who first owned the domain had been around longer than the company that took it. And unfortunately the burden would fall on you to prove that you weren't trying to infringe on their name or trademark. There's a specific case where something like that happened. And ICANN unfortuantely isn't a community system anymore. They've basically gone corporate, and their policies benefit large businesses more than individuals.

Microsoft backed off on the mikerowesoft case due to the publicity it garnered. --If it hadn't made national news in both the US and Canada (and probably other countries as well), you can bet that Microsoft would have continued the fight. As it is, they still ended up taking over the site, and the deal they struck was far less than the legal fees to actually go through with the case.

But now that one case is going to bug me until I can think of the name...
konbonwakonbonwa on April 3rd, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)

since my initials are GCG, and CG is computer graphics, I am going to call my studio GCGCG inc. and my site will be GCGCG.com
If you really want to go biz sounding, get a www2 address!
DAC, the curious little catboy_dac_ on April 3rd, 2005 04:23 am (UTC)

Replace the * with whatever end you want.
buriteri on April 3rd, 2005 09:19 am (UTC)
hinoaistudios.com thatd be too cool!
Crowunlimitedblack on April 3rd, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
This is just an off-the-wall or two -- mostly because I'm immensely sleep-deprived.

studiohino.com (For the art studio flair.)
hinohinowai.com (For the OMGWTFBBQ HINO IS DA CUTE concept.)
purahino.com (For the cross-culture "100% Pure Hinoai" mix.)
whatthebarbeque.com (If you're anything like my old-friend-via-proxy-Percy, a random name that sticks in people minds like "Zombie Promenade" may be in order. Of course, as I write this, Percy-sama has closed Zombie Promenade for a more pro-looking site, Black Moon Tides. Aren't I timely.)

Yeah. Crow sleepy.