As readers may recall from previous posts, my website’s domain name–magsolweb.net–went into a renewal period a few months ago, and I refused to pay the exorbitant $40/year that Melbourne IT was demanding just to transfer to a more reasonable domain registrar. I opted to wait out the next few months while the domain name went through the paces and was deleted from the WHOIS database.
Well, it was officially released yesterday…and snapped up by some dumb#$%* registrar called “ThreadExchange”, available for “backorder” for the low, low price of $200.
So first, a message to ThreadExchange before I move on:
Now, I need some input from my readers: what should my new domain name be? I’ve had magsolweb.net since 2005, so any change is going to be a Big Freaking Deal. I’d love to stick with the .net TLD, since my website isn’t a company (doesn’t fit with .com), a non-profit (doesn’t fit with .org), or a porn site (.xxx…at least, not yet WINK WINK). But I obviously can’t stick with magsolweb, and magsol.net is already taken.
Should I be super lame and just get firstnamelastname.net? Should I keep “magsol” in it somehow, along the lines of magsolintertubes.net?
I’m open to suggestions!