Monday, April 16, 2012
I Failed To Google
We have dinner a few days later with my sister-in-law, brother-in-law and a friend. My brother-in-law Greg mentions that he looked for the website (which I'd mentioned the name to previously) and found another site. I asked about the spelling and any other variations which led us to a domain with the exact name but with "the" in front. It had been around awhile, done some video work and would have been a costly future trademark affair if I'd launched the site and gotten further in the project. Almost as embarrassing as scoring a big hit and having a watch manufacturer sue you over using their name in your band until being redeemed later by scoring a hit (albeit a remake) under your new name.
So, I'm out... about $40 but can redirect traffic from that page to the new site when we launch. So, on top of trying to find an original domain name, selecting one that doesn't include too many numbers (as you have explain the numbers when saying it so they don't type out the words) and trying to express what it's about in a short name, you need to search Google for your name. It may be available because someone is already using something close. It's something I knew already but was too antsy and eager to put my foot on the path to execute.
Expect to hear something about the project here by July.