Posts Tagged ‘Web design’

As with anything in life, it is good to get the advice of wise and experienced people around you. But, it is also true that you have to make your own decisions and live with the consequences.

So, yesterday I made the decision to work with my intern boss and finally make a decision on the web domain. Since I want this to grow into my own business (either freelance or more) I decided to go with the graphicdesign-element.com website.

The words “Graphic Design” get over 2 million hits a month on Google alone and having those words in my domain could potentially help give me a stronger presence on the internet down the road.

I will be working with my intern boss in the next few weeks to design my website and get it up and running. Until then, there is a temporary “quick template” from the host and it has my contact information, including one of the new emails! It is really strange having my own email address that I created.

Now, I am one step closer to my dream. I have a logo and I have chosen what I want to specialize in. Branding, logo design, illustrations and web design. I want to be a designer/artist. I don’t want to be an expert in code or computers, even though I am sure I could. I want to use my art to make a difference, whether it be online, on a computer or on canvas/paper.

So, faithful readers, I hope you are enjoying the journey… C

I was so excited after my internet search to find no one had a site or business named Design Element.

So, when I went to get my .com domain, I was sad to learn someone had already purchased it. I was further upset to learn it is some company in the UK that bought HUNDREDS of .com domains and is holding them hostage with no intent of using them.

I tried contacting them directly because I didn’t feel like paying from $75 to $250 for someone like godaddy for just asking if they’d sell it to me.

I got a response and the company in England wants $2500 USD for the domain they will never use. I cannot believe there isn’t some control out there to keep this kind of unethical business practice from happening.

I did discover in my research that there are a few other options. There are other extensions I can use that are available without the $2500 price tag.

Here is where I need your help, faithful readers. Which extension from the below list would be the next best thing?
.biz
.co
.us

I am counting on you, faithful readers… C