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livredor
Poll: domain name
Friday, 25 July 2003 at 11:46 am
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The question of the day is: do I need my own domain name? dopey.me.uk is still free, and I'm kind of tempted by it. I'm inclined to feel that a subdomain (livredor.p5.org.uk) is pretty adequate, especially as my webpage is a companion page to this journal just now, and it's nice to have them vaguely unified. I think if I could come up with something brilliant, I'd register it (assuming I could do so with sensible top domains). Opinions? Suggestions?


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pseudomonas: default
From:pseudomonas
Date:July 25th, 2003 10:59 am (UTC)
7 minutes after journal entry, 11:59 am (pseudomonas's time)
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memnumnam.[com|org|net] is available, and it's quite tempting.
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livredor: default
From:livredor
Date:July 25th, 2003 11:14 am (UTC)
23 minutes after journal entry, 12:14 pm (livredor's time)

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Er, why? I don't get that at all, sorry.
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pseudomonas: default
From:pseudomonas
Date:July 25th, 2003 11:15 am (UTC)
23 minutes after journal entry, 12:15 pm (pseudomonas's time)
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menumnam = dozy, and has a good sound to it.
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livredor: default
From:livredor
Date:July 25th, 2003 11:34 am (UTC)
42 minutes after journal entry, 12:34 pm (livredor's time)
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Sweet, but I think too obscure. No point in having a domain name that would be hard for people to remember how to spell.
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pseudomonas: default
From:pseudomonas
Date:July 25th, 2003 11:21 am (UTC)
29 minutes after journal entry, 12:21 pm (pseudomonas's time)
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Ag. Looking for a domain for myself, I chanced on www.prokaryote.com, which is owned by these nutters. I hope it's a piss-take...
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livredor: default
From:livredor
Date:July 25th, 2003 11:34 am (UTC)
42 minutes after journal entry, 12:34 pm (livredor's time)
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Scary! Ouch.

There are variations on the prokaryote theme still available though. And why succumb to the stupid .com idiocy? You could pick an appropriate top level domain.
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pseudomonas: default
From:pseudomonas
Date:July 25th, 2003 11:37 am (UTC)
45 minutes after journal entry, 12:37 pm (pseudomonas's time)
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I know, .net would be as good, I actually looked for that first. I only posted the link cos a) they had a cool picture of hairy flagellated things and b)they're a bunch of nutters.
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From:hmw26
Date:July 25th, 2003 01:37 pm (UTC)
2 hours after journal entry
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Actually, just as .com is unrestricted but intended for commercial registrants, .net is actually intended for intended for network providers etc., so if you're going to do the whole choosing an appropriate TLD .net is probably not the way to go....
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pseudomonas: default
From:pseudomonas
Date:July 25th, 2003 01:51 pm (UTC)
2 hours after journal entry, 02:51 pm (pseudomonas's time)
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What do you suggest, apart from .me.xx and .name? .org seems a bit silly, too.
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From:hmw26
Date:July 25th, 2003 07:39 pm (UTC)
8 hours after journal entry
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Well according to ICANN .info and .name are the most appropriate for individuals, but .org (and .org.uk) is probably fine too since .org is intended for organizations that do not fit elsewhere into the list of TLDs.
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redbird: default
From:redbird
Date:July 25th, 2003 01:19 pm (UTC)
2 hours after journal entry, 09:19 am (redbird's time)
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livredor.org and livredor.net are both available. (I have a .org domain, but depending on your feeling about internal rhyme, you might want .net on this one.)
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lisekit: default
From:lisekit
Date:July 25th, 2003 02:14 pm (UTC)
3 hours after journal entry
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livredor.org has a rather nice fow to it, I think! Mesmeric...
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livredor: default
From:livredor
Date:July 25th, 2003 03:07 pm (UTC)
4 hours after journal entry, 04:07 pm (livredor's time)

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Thanks for pointing this out, that's helpful to know.

Vestigial nationalism means that I'm slightly inclined towards a .uk domain (apart from anything else they're a lot cheaper).

I wasn't really thinking of a domain based on livredor. Livre d'or is the title of my journal, not my handle, and if I want my own domain, I want it to be one that people will associate with me rather than my livejournal (especially as not all my acquaintances are on livejournal!)

I already have livredor as a subdomain, which I set up because what I want right now falls into the gap between a journal and a blog. And I'm kludging to get round this using a livejournal account with links to a webpage.

The original 'do I want a domain name' question was looking at a more long term situation. I might at some point want to do a proper personal webpage, I will very likely want a memorable, permanent email address. Still feels like it's marginally worth it, rather than obviously worth it.
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redbird: default
From:redbird
Date:July 25th, 2003 03:13 pm (UTC)
4 hours after journal entry, 11:13 am (redbird's time)
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I don't know what .uk domains cost; my registrar charges 12 euros/year for .net, .org, and .com. (I use Gandi.net, and they deal quite happily with credit cards from outside the eurozone.)
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rysmiel: default
From:rysmiel
Date:July 25th, 2003 02:14 pm (UTC)
3 hours after journal entry, 10:14 am (rysmiel's time)
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One of these days I will remember to look inot whether I could get incoher.net.
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livredor: default
From:livredor
Date:July 25th, 2003 03:08 pm (UTC)
4 hours after journal entry, 04:08 pm (livredor's time)
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That is absolutely brilliant. I think even brilliant enough that you don't need to rush to register it cos I doubt anyone else will come up with that idea. Though the internet is a big "place", so maybe to be on the safe side?
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livredor: default
From:livredor
Date:July 25th, 2003 03:29 pm (UTC)
4 hours after journal entry, 04:29 pm (livredor's time)
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Hmm, dns.be doesn't seem to restrict its TLD to Belgian nationals only. Or at least, it doesn't say so anywhere that I can find! I think a lot of fun could be had with a .be address. Suggestions? Or is this a bad plan altogether?
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pseudomonas: default
From:pseudomonas
Date:July 25th, 2003 04:28 pm (UTC)
5 hours after journal entry, 05:28 pm (pseudomonas's time)
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having a play around, there are plenty of .be available:

<td>anaero.be</td><td>Fun, I'm tempted to bagsy it myself. </td>
ascri.be
astrola.be
diatri.be
disro.be
ephe.be
gi.be
haveto.beto use with an adjective as the directory name
imbi.be
inscri.be
outgra.be'Cos Jabberwocky is kewl.
seemto.be
xenopho.beDunno why you'd want this, but it's there.
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livredor: default
From:livredor
Date:July 25th, 2003 04:40 pm (UTC)
5 hours after journal entry, 05:40 pm (livredor's time)
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Ooh, good thinking! outgra.be would be quite stylish. I was thinking along the lines of boring things like yetto.be or thewayto.be. The disadvantage of this approach is that I want something that is easily identifiable as me, not just something witty. Hmm. I'll keep working on it.
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pseudomonas: default
From:pseudomonas
Date:July 25th, 2003 04:55 pm (UTC)
6 hours after journal entry, 05:55 pm (pseudomonas's time)
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There's a vast number of .ly domains, which covers just about every english adverb, as on http://www.ju.ly/
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lisekit: default
From:lisekit
Date:July 25th, 2003 04:58 pm (UTC)
6 hours after journal entry
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Bags I disro.be!
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pseudomonas: default
From:pseudomonas
Date:July 25th, 2003 05:17 pm (UTC)
6 hours after journal entry, 06:17 pm (pseudomonas's time)
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What, right here?
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lisekit: summery
From:lisekit
Date:July 25th, 2003 05:28 pm (UTC)
6 hours after journal entry
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Tee-hee - I'm not shy!
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livredor: default
From:livredor
Date:July 25th, 2003 10:37 pm (UTC)
11 hours after journal entry, 11:37 pm (livredor's time)
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But .ly is Libya! I mean, there are some lengths I'm not prepared to go to for the sake of a domain name.
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livredor: default
From:livredor
Date:July 25th, 2003 10:30 pm (UTC)
11 hours after journal entry, 11:30 pm (livredor's time)
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The best I've come up with so far is diatri.be. That or outgra.be, unless I have a brainwave!
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rysmiel: default
From:rysmiel
Date:July 28th, 2003 04:51 pm (UTC)
3 days after journal entry, 12:51 pm (rysmiel's time)
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tobeornotto.be, of course.
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livredor: default
From:livredor
Date:July 28th, 2003 06:43 pm (UTC)
3 days after journal entry, 07:43 pm (livredor's time)
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Sadly taken; that was my first thought too. Had it been free I wouldn't still be hesitating about whether I really need a domain.
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lethargic_man: default
From:lethargic_man
Date:November 8th, 2005 01:34 pm (UTC)
837 days after journal entry, 02:34 pm (lethargic_man's time)

.be domains

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*ahem*
The .be registry have a promotion running at the moment whereby you can get free .be domains of your choosing. OpenSRS warn us however that if you are seen as "warehousing" domains which they class as registering more than 10 under one admin contact that you will be charged. This promotion is available until January 2006.
So now you know. anaero.be appears to be taken, however.
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timeplease: default
From:timeplease
Date:July 25th, 2003 06:59 pm (UTC)
8 hours after journal entry
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No opinion on domain names, really (I'm content to live within greenend.org.uk) but I can recommend Black Cat as people to register them with. They do greenend.org.uk, miltonbrewery.co.uk, individualpubs.co.uk and so on and we've been quite happy with them.
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From:hmw26
Date:July 25th, 2003 07:35 pm (UTC)
8 hours after journal entry
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Yeah. I've registered a number of domains with them and have been very impressed.
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livredor: default
From:livredor
Date:July 25th, 2003 10:22 pm (UTC)
11 hours after journal entry, 11:22 pm (livredor's time)

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Thank you for that useful advice. Actually I was aware of Black Cat already; hence my comment to redbird that I can get .uk domains very cheaply.

I do appreciate how helpful everyone has been over what was just a random thought!
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(no subject) - compilerbitch (7/26/03 04:45 pm)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 18th, 2003 05:39 am (UTC)
23 days after journal entry
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I suppose there's always ba.be - it's not our style of course but it has a certain je ne sais quoi (or should that be quelquechose?) I'm not a Live Journal user so not sure how or if this will come out and I don't want to be anonymous so I'll sign off - David (Downunder)
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livredor: default
From:livredor
Date:August 18th, 2003 09:19 am (UTC)
23 days after journal entry, 10:19 am (livredor's time)

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Oh, hello David. Thanks for this comment.

Yeah, I'm set up so anyone can comment, cos I'm not willing to force people onto this particular system.

ba.be (and most pronounceable two-letter combinations I suspect) is gone, sadly. I did think of that one. Still debating whether it's worth the extra hassle to get a funky .be domain, or whether I should just stick with a boring .uk one...
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 2nd, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
1590 days after journal entry
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Instead of dopey.me.uk why you don't look for another domain name with a .com extension.

You should have a look to the following domain name registrars:

http://www.internet.bs (http://www.internet.bs)
http:/www.godaddy.com
http:/www.enom.com
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