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Jul 11, 2019 09:16:37

Compulsion to buy domains

by @macariojames PATRON | 291 words | 🐣 | 6💌

Macario James

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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.)

Namecheap #domainbuying #domainregistration #compulsion #macariojamestechie #cheersandpeace

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    @macariojames Congratulations on your first post. Welcome to the community!

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 11, 2019 14:39:17
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      @brandonwilson Thanks, Brandon! Glad to be here.

      Macario James avatar Macario James | Jul 11, 2019 18:03:52
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    @macariojames Welcome to the community! As @basilesamel pointed out, you're probably not the only one. I don't think it is a habit, I think it's an obsession. :)
    And yes, I have it myself.
    Somebody find a cure before all internet-land is bought ;)

    Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jul 11, 2019 20:51:34
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      @phaidenbauer lol good thing there's new TLDs being rolled out every month! Infinite Internet lands to be bought!

      Macario James avatar Macario James | Jul 11, 2019 14:05:14
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    @macariojames It is a thing!! :D Once you start buying Internet lands it's hard to drop the habit. Welcome to the community!

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 11, 2019 17:56:21
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      @basilesamel Thanks! Glad to be here. Took me a couple days to start writing (something to publish, at least) but i'm here. Enjoying perusing the site. Great work you've done with this. Look forward to getting on #TeamStreak haha.

      Macario James avatar Macario James | Jul 11, 2019 12:00:49
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