An Expensive Lesson In Domain Names

An Expensive Lesson In Domain Names  - http://bloggertone.com Avatar Posted by bloggertone under Technology
From http://bloggertone.com 4138 days ago
Made Hot by: Big Business Boogaloo on April 21, 2011 2:55 pm
Start a business, get a domain name. Get a GOOD domain name, one that matches your brand. Too bad I didn't follow that advice when first starting out with one of my current websites. If I had, I would have saved myself over $3,500 (USD)





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Written by EncouragingExcellence
4136 days ago

When I first bought my domain name the .com wasn't available (owned by a school somewhere in Africa) and became available April 2010, unfortunately I was away at the time and I missed the slot. It was bought by someone who offered it to me for $10,000 and I refused to bite. He badgered me for a month until I told him to shove it where the sun doesn't shine, that I would NEVER pay more than the normal asking price for it as I had the .ie, .org, .net, .co.uk domains and .com really wasn't that important to me since most of my business was local.

Mis-takes are the things we do so that we can learn how to do it correctly the next time - an essential part of life. Unfortunately all too often we beat ourselves up over them unnecessarily.



Written by smallbiztrends
4137 days ago

Hi Fiona, "live and learn" is right. Unfortunately, no matter how long I live I still seem to be learning. LOL

Thanks,

Anita



Written by acousa
4137 days ago

This is very good post, I got pleasure to read this post. Thank you.



Written by Fiona Stolze
4137 days ago

Loved that you honestly shared your experience with us Anita. Thanks a lot. We all live and learn.



Written by smallbiztrends
4138 days ago

Hi Niall, It's a true story about SmallBusinessTrends.com, the domain name I just acquired this year for another site of mine. Wish that I didn't have to spend $3600 unnecessarily, but live and learn. I am delighted to blog at Bloggertone and share my experience to hopefully help others avoid such an expensive mistake.

- Anita



Written by nialldevitt
4138 days ago

Hi Anita, Welcome to Bloggertone, I am delighted that you joined us. It's a great story, if expensive one but congratulations on your honesty! Choosing and deciding on a domain name for a new business, is now such a big challenge but it remains hugely critical in terms of branding. Strange as it sounds, It gives the rest of us hope when we hear someone like you can make mistakes too! Thank you for sharing.



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