Why Can't I Just Be Me?
November 4, 2011 10:19 PM Subscribe
It's finally time for me to set up a website. Sadly, saralastname.com is being parked by someone who shares my name. What to do?
posted by Sara C. to computers & internet (45 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Contact this other Sara C. and make her understand that I truly deserve the domain more?
Buy the .net and hope .com expires someday?
Buy a less attractive variation .com like lastnamesara or sara-lastname?
Come up with a different domain totally unrelated to my name?
This will be a blog and/or online portfolio for my writing. Right now I mostly get paid for travel writing, though I am working in the direction of a screenwriting career. And even if that never pans out, I don't want to narrow my focus too much. A name dealing with writing would be fine and something travel-ish would be ok too. So far I have considered wordysara* and ladysizedbackpack**. Thoughts on either option? Suggestions?
*Though I think it's very reminiscent of Sarah Vowell and The Wordy Shipmates.
**I'm a female budget traveler, geddit?