New Domain Name For This Web Site
Sunday 23 December 2012 — Category: Miscellaneous
While on my daily neighborhood walk yesterday, the idea suddenly popped into my head that I should take a fresh look at the collection of domain names I have accumulated over the years, and see which ones I could dispose of. As soon as I returned home, I rolled up my sleeves and got to work at once.
Much to my delight, I found that I could radically prune back my wastefulness by immediately cancelling TWELVE domain names that I didn’t really need! Next year I will let a further three domain names expire, bringing the total number axed to fifteen. At $10 per domain name per year, this is a substantial chunk of change which I will be able to put to better use. In the end, I will be left with seven useful domain names, each one of which points to one of my major Web sites.
While I was pulling these weeds from my domain-name garden, the thought came to me that perhaps I could find a better domain name for this Web site, rather than the cumbersome BrianByrdsPhotos.com. I tried a few possibilities, which were already taken, when I came across the available ByrdPhoto.com. Short, simple and concise — it immediately appealed to me, so I immediately registered it for my own use.
During all this rearranging, I discovered that I could create some subdomains for use with the domain names I am keeping, to replace some of the domain names I got rid of. For example, I have replaced:
Well, it was a nice Christmas blessing to reduce the number of domain names I own by 68% (from 22 to 7!), save $150 a year in domain name fees, and get a nice new domain name in the process. Such simplifying fits in perfectly with what I wrote about in my previous article — be sure to check it out if you haven’t read it yet. Merry Christmas!