Can you buy your name?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Stinkythe1, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. Stinkythe1 macrumors regular

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    For instance, is your first name and last name available as a domain name, like johndoe.com?

    Mine isn't and it's dissapointing. Right now it just points to a dead geocities account. It expires on the 27th so hopefully it won't autorenew and then it will be MINE!

    Anyone else more fortunate?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yes, mine's available.

    My MacRumors name isn't, though...never checked that out before...wow.
     
  3. njmac macrumors 68000

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    My name is being used by a realtor, my husbands name is being used by a book author/trading authority.

    Both my kids names are available though - I've thought about getting their names but it could be 15 years of just squatting for them and then they may never want them.
     
  4. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Mine doesn't go anywhere - it goes to a blank page and no, it doesn't have the "no server found" or anything, just blank. :confused:
     
  5. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    mine is available, quite surprising, considering my last name is neo
     
  6. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I bought mine (well, an abbreviated version, anyway).
     
  7. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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  8. Vader macrumors 65816

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    My brother owns his, but mine appears to be under construction (not by me) so unavailable.
     
  9. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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  10. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    I have mine :) never know when I'll need to open a fan club and start selling t-shirts.

    $10 a year now is better than $1,000,000 buy out later :rolleyes: always thinkin...:D
     
  11. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Mine's available as .com, .net and .co.uk. The options are endless!

    It's nice to have a name that's not that common. :)
     
  12. sarae macrumors 6502

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    Mine is, which is surprising since I know of a lot of people who have my exact name.
     
  13. interlaced macrumors 6502a

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    hey mine's available! my name's kind of long though. i don't think i'd put my whole name. i'd have to abbreviate.
     
  14. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    I own mine as well, and actively use it. It's not my complete name, but I know that'd be available to me as well if I really, really wanted an even longer URL.

    Those of us with unique names have it pretty well when it comes to URLs. I kinda wish my first name was available for me to buy though!
    -Chasen
     
  15. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    Mine's available, but I wouldn't really have any use for it. I value my relative anonymity.
     
  16. Nermal Moderator

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    Mine's gone in .com but is available in .net and .co.nz.
     
  17. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I too already own my first name-last name.com. I don't use it for anything right now though.
     
  18. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Mine is taken for .com, but I've thought about getting a .name

    ...or maybe I'll get EricNau.com __________ hmmm....
     
  19. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    My name in .com and .com.au is free. How would i go about acquiring it? Sorry if thats a stupid question...:eek:
     
  20. janey macrumors 603

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    I don't whois my name or any combination of my name. Obviously someone already has it.
     
  21. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    I own third level domains for cook.name which is primarilly used for e-mail by my two boys and myself. I also bought one for my genealogy wiki at daniel.cook.name.

    You can pick up .name domains at www.dotster.com for pretty cheap ;)
     
  22. iGary Guest

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    My full name is not avilable (I own it), but my first and last appear avilable.
     
  23. iGary Guest

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    Dave is the source of all things good, I've decided. :D :p
     
  24. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    That's not what my ex-wife says :eek:
     

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