.org domain name for personal blog?
April 22, 2011 10:16 AM Subscribe
I want to but a domain name and .com is taken. Should I buy .org?
posted by Devils Rancher to Computers & Internet (24 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not an organization, or a non-profit. This will be for a topic-specific blog, and hopefully generate a little bit of income from product sales, but it's not a massive venture -- just a personal project.
Is it dodgy to run a blog that I will be selling stuff from on occasion under a .org domain name, or is that normal these days?
The owner of the "desired-name".com is a small-time seller of stuff in a totally unrelated craft-oriented business. Our products would not compete. All I could potentially be stealing from them is maybe some mis-directed eyeballs. Should I demur out of courtesy, if it's not actually someone I'd be competing with, or that just the way things go? Good domain names are scarce these days.