I was prompted to write this while looking up yet another domain name to purchase. Seems like daily something scampers across my neurons, and i wonder if i could (should) create a site or an app out of the idea. Heck, even just a one-pager site hosted on Netlify.
With a spark of inspiration, i immediately open the Namecheap app on my phone or head over to namecheap.com, log-in, search for variations of the name, and add to cart. At least i don't immediately purchase. I give myself some downtime to process it all; to see if the idea still has some merit a few hours or days later. A saving grace, of sorts.
I'm not sure why i'm essentially obsessed with purchasing domain after domain. Possibly just hedging bets that it'll be useful in the future or a company may want it down the line and offer up beaucoup monies. Probably not the latter. But a person can dream, eh?
As of this writing, i have 30 active domains registered on Namecheap. I'd have to dive into emails to see past domains i've since let expire. If i were to guess, i've registered somewhere around 60-70 domains over the last decade.
I own .com, .net, .xyz, .info, .online, .co, .app, .space, .consulting, and .page domains. Goodness. I was looking to get a .dev domain, but i forget what exactly for. I'm waiting for Namecheap to finally offer the .jobs TLD -- they're not sure when yet according to a reply on Twitter.
Anyway, there's my little tech gem for today. Cheers and peace! (I just bought cheersandpeace.com … because i have a problem lol.)