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There are a bunch of domain renewals coming up, and since we won’t actually want them all, I thought I’d mention them, in case someone would like to snag any of them.
All the bizosphere domains are expiring, and at the time I was cajoled into getting the standard set of four Real Cheap. Which they aren’t so much, on renewal. Frankly, I still love the name and brand enough I’d rather keep them all, but I’d be willing to let go any except bizosphere.com. The others are .biz, .net and .info, with the last being the one that will summarily get dumped regardless.
On the carnival-related front, I have:
I wouldn’t mind keeping them, but they add up. Oddly, I’m probably most attached to, or consider most valuable, the last one.
For quite a while, the plan for the business to supplement and ultimately replace my work for XTreme Computing centered on the name Geek Practitioners. That was inspired by the commonalities I saw between doctors (general practitioners) and computer service people, especially generalists who might diagnose fully, or know enough to refer you to a specialist. The obvious marketing angles centered around medical themes. To this day the Welcome to Help color scheme derived and mutated from what I had in mind for GP, based on available colors of scrubs.
This is how there came to be a blog at geekpractitioners.net, while geekpractitioners.com is the root domain on hosting that I took over for welcometohelp.com, and use for bizosphere.com and some others. The blog wound up with the name, while the slogan turned into the business name, taking an entirely different approach, which is still evolving.
A bunch of domains I bought that derive from “geek” or “gp” and medical/emergency oriented initials or terms are expiring, by way of explanation of the next ones:
geekhmo.com (HMO=Home, Mobile, Office)
I might not ditch them all, depending on coolness and brevity and cost. The last one sounds meaningless, but is short as domain names go.
Heck, I don’t see any more that are due to expire in May and June that I’d part with readily.
One I have that I’m torn about is ellisfamilyband.com, which I snagged because I couldn’t stand it being left available and the band in question only having a MySpace page. What I didn’t realize was they had theellisfamilyband.com, which has the distinction of ignoring the standard rule of shorter is better. Thus my annoyance many years ago when I got bzmoms.com for my sister-in-law and she was annoyed it wasn’t bzmomscrafts.com or bzmomscraftsandmore.com or whatever her preference was. Now you’d grab them all and redirect them as desired, but then it was very expensive. Anyway, it’s sitting there redirecting to the other domain, making absolutely no sense for me to own, but being something that ought to be in the family. By June 18 I’ll have to decide, depending on cost and available funds at the time.
Obviously I’ll renew the business domains, or those used for blogs that do or can make ad revenue that way more than covers the normally modest cost. Under most circumstances, it’s well worth paying to retain a domain so someone else doesn’t own it instead, just in case, to use it later or to have it sitting there, being of value. The “of value” thing appears not to be what it’s cut out to be sometimes, considering the difficulty I’ve had selling the no brainer valuable xtremeware.com domain. Even so…
So there they are. Any interest? The ones I mentioned will either get a reprieve or be abandoned, so I’m going to be interested in parting with them somewhere between free and very cheap.