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Name my personal finance blog/website.

Asking for my boyfriend: This will be a blog about what steps I am taking as I learn to be responsible with money, with the goal of retiring early. I will write about budgeting, saving for an emergency fund, figuring out how to invest in 401ks, etc. While this all sounds serious, I am a young guy with a sense of humor. Some ideas I am considering inside.. [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Apr 8, 2014 - 16 answers

Choosing a domain name - descriptive.info or evocative.com?

I give regular classes/workshops in my specialty. When I set up my project and the related website last year, I wanted a very straight forward domain name but it wasn't available as a .com so I got .info instead. My SEO is good if you google for it but real people tend to assume that everything is .com so they have trouble remembering/typing in the url. I've picked out a more evocative name that is nicer as a business name but I'm worried that it will be harder for people to find me on the internet. What is the smart thing to do? If I do switch (or try to use both) what is the best way to do that? [more inside]
posted by metahawk on Mar 22, 2014 - 5 answers

Is it possible to register a .hk domain name and still remain anonymous?

Can one register a .hk domain name and still remain anonymous? Or are there services that can provide WHOIS protection for .hk domain names?
posted by querty on Jan 30, 2014 - 1 answer

Are there any gotchas/pitfalls when selling a domain name through Sedo?

I have never sold a domain name before but it appears I'm about to do so now. Yay! An offer was made to me by a buyer through Sedo and after some email negotiations we have arrived at an acceptable price and presumably the process of transfer and payment is about to begin. Having never done this before I am wondering if there are any pitfalls and gotchas I should be watching out for. Specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by Hairy Lobster on Dec 17, 2013 - 1 answer

How do I begin to figure out how to get into my old website?

Hi! I have a website, which contains a blog. I haven't posted to this blog in ages and ages. I would like to start updating the blog again and do some stuff to the website, but embarrassingly, I don't know how. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Oct 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Who knows? One day he could be President NicknameLastname.com

I've had my personal domain name for sixteen years (think nicknamelastname.com). I've had my Twitter name for five years. I'd like to hold on to them, but someone powerful has asked to purchase them. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Aug 1, 2013 - 14 answers

Is a domain name permanently assigned to a website or blog or can i change it?

If i assign a domain name to blogspot.com something is it permanent or can i reassign it? [more inside]
posted by maiamaia on Dec 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Taking up space on the Interwebs

What should I do with my custom domain name? I plan to let it expire.. but I'm stuck with it until 2014. [more inside]
posted by The Biggest Dreamer on Nov 26, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me get my blog back up!

Why did my blog disappear? [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on Jul 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Why can't I have DNS here, website there, and email somewhere else?

DNS here, website there, email somewhere else..is this possible? [more inside]
posted by bellastarr on Jun 26, 2012 - 9 answers

The case of the vanishing emails

Emails containing a certain domain name are going missing. How can we fix this now and prevent it in the future? [more inside]
posted by ssg on Jan 17, 2012 - 5 answers

Would it be illegal or just rude?

What are the legal/copyright/douchebag implications (if any) of registering a domain name that is already a username on a free blogging platform? Yeah, yeah, you're not a lawyer... [more inside]
posted by nataliedanger on Jan 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Can you help us find an available domain name?

Some friends and I are creating a small creative consulting group. Our skills are pretty diverse- environmental, web development, musical transcription/composition. We are trying to come up with an easy to remember name that is vague enough to cover all of what we do (with available .com URL) and drawing blanks. Any suggestions of names? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2011 - 18 answers

Why Can't I Just Be Me?

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? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Nov 4, 2011 - 45 answers

Flip it and reverse it

Why do domain names go www.example.com instead of com.example.www? [more inside]
posted by bjrn on Oct 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Best domain name registrar?

What is the best domain name registrar these days? [more inside]
posted by parrot_person on Sep 1, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me get my domain name back from a squatter.

I want to buy my real name's .com domain name (e.g. johnsmith.com). It expires on August 28 and is currently owned by Oversee Domain Management. How can I get my domain back? [more inside]
posted by mrbob14 on Aug 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Redirect a domain name to another domain.

Help my two domain names exist peacefully as one. [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Jul 19, 2011 - 5 answers

Suggestions for a great .name registrar?

I've got a client who owns several .name domains, registered with GoDaddy. She would like to move them off GoDaddy, so she's having me look for a replacement registrar. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mindwarp on Apr 1, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I use gmail for a business account?

How do I set a gmail email account using a business domain and not the gmail domain? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Mar 9, 2011 - 13 answers

Is PPC traffic, as annoying as it is, really so profitable?

I wanted to purchase a lapsed domain, now a PPC site, to give back to the former owner. It has a pagerank of 2. The person who snapped the domain wants $3,000 USD for the site. Is domain snapping on such a low-ranked site really that profitable? [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Jan 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Do I have to hand over my domain name in response to C&D?

I have a website that sells trademarked, but hard to find items that you can't find in stores. I just got a cease & desist letter from the manufacturer demanding I close the site and hand over the domain to them. Should I do that immediately, or do I have some other options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2011 - 6 answers

I need a name for my website!!

What would be a catchy domain name for a website that shows off and sells my artwork? [more inside]
posted by xopaigexo on Oct 10, 2010 - 8 answers

buying back my domain

How can I buy a domain name (which was originally mine) when it expires? [more inside]
posted by doubtless on Sep 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Creative domain name needed!

I need a domain name idea for an online donation service. The shorter the better! [more inside]
posted by jeffrygardner on Aug 23, 2010 - 13 answers

Best. Domain Name. Ever.

I'm in the market for a domain name for my law firm, and I'm looking for terms that will occur to the relevant demographic. [more inside]
posted by freshwater on Jul 16, 2010 - 18 answers

When I changed DNS servers, client lost email - help!

IT Filter: When I switched my client's domain name DNSs to point to a new hosting account, they lost incoming email capabilities. Halp! (More inside) [more inside]
posted by halfguard on Jul 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Registering a trademark and using the ICANN Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy to acquire an already registered domain name?

Could one register a trademark and use the ICANN Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy to acquire an already registered domain name? [more inside]
posted by samengland on Jun 22, 2010 - 6 answers

How to transfer a domain name?

I have a friend whose former boyfriend registered a domain and set up a site for her. I'd like to transfer the domain to her so I can change the DNS settings and move her to Google Apps. The registrar appears to be enom.com. I've sent several e-mails to the boyfriend and he responds that he's busy, etc. What can I do to get the domain in her name? He seems to have no problem with transferring the domain, he's just making it difficult and refuses to do anything. [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Mar 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Website noob with many questions

Total website noob with some questions on buying a domain name and choosing a web host. Also specific questions about Vistaprint web hosting. [more inside]
posted by yawper on Mar 11, 2010 - 10 answers

looking for a specific domain name suggestion tool

looking for a specific domain name suggestion tool [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Feb 22, 2010 - 3 answers

To Blog and More

How best to blog and create a book promoting website? [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Feb 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Is .name ready for real-life use?

Does anyone have experience with registering and using a .name domain for email and/or web hosting? [more inside]
posted by dammitjim on Feb 17, 2010 - 6 answers

How to reclaim or restrain someone impersonating your personal web site?

An ex-member of our family has taken domain names of family members' names, and hosted a hate site impersonating one of them. How can we stop him and reclaim these domain names? [more inside]
posted by Ricket on Jan 24, 2010 - 10 answers

How to best transfer and keep a domain name I own?

How to best transfer and keep a domain name I own? [more inside]
posted by rglass on Jan 20, 2010 - 11 answers

What should I do about my lost domain name?

So I lost my domain name. Now what? [more inside]
posted by doubtless on Nov 19, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I buy this parked domain?

I'd like to buy the domain name "myfirstnamemylastname.com" (but with my actual first and last names). Unfortunately it's parked with GoDaddy, full of ads, and shows up as already taken when I do a domain name search. Do I have to buy it from GoDaddy or the owner or what? Or should I not bother, and go for the .net instead? This is the first time I've wanted a domain name that wasn't actually being used for a real website before.
posted by harriet vane on Nov 14, 2009 - 22 answers

How me get website?

I'm thinking about making a website but it's years since I last did this, what are the best registrars, hosts, and insidey bits nowadays? I'm in the UK. [more inside]
posted by SebastianKnight on Oct 11, 2009 - 11 answers

Multiple domains, one hosting package, same content. Why?

Why does the domain I just registered and added to my existing hosting account (with 1and1) contain the same files and folders as a domain that was already on that hosting package? [more inside]
posted by entropic on Jul 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Why can't I use a period in my domain name like other sites do?

Let's say my name is Fred McMurry. Let's say that I want a new domain name for myself, but I don't want fredmcmurry.net or fred-mcmurry.net but rather I want fred.mcmurry.net -- it seems that the rule is no periods in your domain name. Okay, got it, except why does google have maps.google.com and mail.google.com -- maybe someone here can tell me how I can buy mcmurry.net and then turn that into fred.mcmurry.net? [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Jul 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Please critique my spam

Received the following email yesterday in regards to my domain name. My first reaction was to hit delete, but I thought I'd just make sure I wasn't ignoring something I shouldn't be ignoring. [more inside]
posted by goshling on Jul 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Have the .com what about the .net

My company a domain name ending in .com. We have been contacted by a company claiming that someone else is trying to register the same address with a .net, .info, and .org suffix and have offered us first option (they contacted us because "they got a request for these and saw that we had the .com and were giving us first option)... [more inside]
posted by Gratishades on Jun 30, 2009 - 15 answers

Register domain name. That's it.

I want to register two domain names that I think I may use at some point in the future. I don't need hosting just yet. This is probably obvious to some, but I couldn't find a definitive answer. How do I go about it?
posted by dicetumbler on Apr 10, 2009 - 19 answers

What is the best process for back-ordering a .CA domain?

What is the best process for back-ordering a .CA domain? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Mar 5, 2009 - 4 answers

60 or less

I need to register a domain name and get hosting services for $60 (or less)/year. Very specific details follow. [more inside]
posted by scribbler on Nov 14, 2008 - 11 answers

trademark vs. my domain name

I think a company is trying to do an end-around to get my domain name, what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Oct 30, 2008 - 8 answers

foo.biz versus foosoftware.com

Which is better: mypreferrednamesoftware.com or mypreferredname.biz? Or do I have to keep trying to find anothergoodname.com that isn't already taken? [more inside]
posted by alms on Aug 27, 2008 - 17 answers

TheLastReal.Com

Domain Naming Troubles - I have spent the last week and a half trying to come up with a clever dot com for my web design company. I am looking for suggestions on keywords that I can use to form a good domain name. [more inside]
posted by B(oYo)BIES on Jun 5, 2008 - 16 answers

How do I pick a professional looking domain name?

Help me pick a professional domain name for email. All reasonable combinations of my name are already taken (the same goes for GoogleMail addresses). I'd like to avoid firstnamelastnameUK01321@googlemail.com if I can. I'm going to be using it mainly on CVs. [more inside]
posted by dcbarker on Apr 9, 2008 - 16 answers

How to grab a soon-to-expire domain name?

What is the best way to snag a soon-to-expire domain name? [more inside]
posted by bdk3clash on Mar 13, 2008 - 5 answers

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