I know, I did it again.
What can I say; it's an addiction, and I'm a victim.
Well, I may not be as bad as some, but it certainly causes me enough grief. I went and changed the domain of my website, AGAIN!
So, today I logged in to my domain registrar and noticed lots of new Top Level Domains they were offering, practically begging me to register a new one. It started off with me thinking about a new domain for my shortened links. Something maybe even a bit shorter. I know, I know.
I finally decided on a really cool domain with the .uk ending, "ne.uk". It's a Scottish word for nook. I was thinking along the lines that these shortened links were like a nook I was placing all my links in. However, one must have a presence (actually live there) in the United Kingdom to register a .uk domain. I'd wished I knew that before I started, because it would have saved me a lot of time.
But the domain juices were flowing, and I couldn't stop thinking of alternatives. I HAD to register a new domain. Once I accepted the fact that I'd have to give up the .uk domain (or relocate my family and find another job), my sites were drawn to a new TDL, ".link". Checking the availability of my preexisting news derivative "nws", I was delighted to see that nws.link was actually available. Now I know that nws.link isn't any shorter an nws.club, but the .link address has such a better sound to it, I coulnd't help but want it. When I clicked on the register now button, I was disappointed to see that .link domains do not include WhoIs privacy protection. That's a deal breaker!
After several attempts of some variation of nws.[something], I notice the registrar kept recommending nws.rocks, and it was on sale! Well, nws.rocks isn't any shorter than nws.club, and it's definitely longer than my main domain, nws4.me; however, it was cheaper than the .me domain, and renewing it would save me about $6 a year.
I suddenly abandoned my search for a new shortened link domain, and instead decided my website was finally going to rock! (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)