Read Before Registering A Domain

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  1. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Care should always be exercised when registering a domain name: DNS is case-insensitive and the modern trend of words run together with intercapping can be misinterpreted when converted to lowercase. Who Represents, a database of artists and agents, chose whorepresents.com; a therapists' network thought therapistfinder.com looked good; Experts Exchange, the programmers' site, for a long time had expertsexchange.com; Another website operating as of October, 2006, is penisland.com, a website for Pen Island, an online pen vendor.
    In such situations, the proper wording can be clarified by use of hyphens. For instance, expertsexchange.com changed its name to experts-exchange.com.
    DNS is case-insensitive, so such Web sites can also be further clarified by advertising them with proper capitalization. For instance, TherapistFinder.com.

    Know of any others? If so post them here.
     
  2. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Good stuff.

    I own the domain osxtiger.com

    Also own osxbitches.com

    :D
     
  3. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    why dont you put something on osxtiger.com?
     
  4. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    You should also keep in mind that if your domain name gets any traffic, and you forget to renew it, it will be bought up right away and turned into a porn site. I'm not even kidding, it was the worst thing ever. Try explaining to your mom why your website features hardcore porn, all of a sudden.
     
  5. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Did that happen to you?
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    We had a somewhat similar thread on this a few months ago...there are a few more goodies in there.
     
  7. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    I should. I was going to start an Apple forum... but there is no point really. Surprised Apple don't buy the likes of osxtiger.com really.
     
  8. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Oooooh yeah.
     
  9. mariahlullaby macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly what happened to me with my old web site. Except, it happened 2 weeks before the domain expired as I was in the process of switching hosts. I was pretty pissed. Especially after I got a lot of nasty emails from people blaming ME for it. I probably could have gone after the hosting company, because officially my domain hadn't expired, but it wasn't worth it.
     

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