I used to have a personal site with domain name
getoptimise dot com
My failure not to renew on times means someone bought it and I have to fork out absence amount to get it back. I always have the impression that domain name not renew will be 'back to the pool' again and I can buy it back. There are people who standby and snag them the moment when your domain name expired when you did not renew on time.
All things consider
I want a domain name that catchy and reflect what I do - Digital Analytics. A domain suggest work that involves numbers.
I briefly check out other domain extension. Namely,
There are lot of options open up when you go with
I test my new domain name verbally with a family members not working in the internet industry
who are not active on Social Media. I learn that she automatically complete
.UK as in
.com adding an M at the back of
As my next domain name is also to be my trade
name, I do not want this to happen. People out of habit put
.com, google it
and bring them to someone website.
I also consider paring my family name with .ME but sounds so weird.
My search for the perfect domain name brings me to Twitter. The domain name also need to match a social media handle. At one point, I settle for a domain name and found out on Twitter, it is a hashtag for a good fitted bra initiative!
My lost is a gain in knowledge
While it not critical for me that the old domain name is lost. I want to get myself familiar with the process so I can advise my client or future employer. If renewal time is up, don't put it off. Renew immediately when prompted by domain registrar timely reminder.