Monday, July 12, 2004

Finally the domain name

A few days ago I registered the domain name troublewithyourcomputer.com.au to be the website for my part-time beer and movie money business.

I went with my initial idea despite having received negative feedback for the name from some of you when I asked for your opinions 2 weeks ago. My apologies if you feel I wasted your time, but I did very seriously consider your suggestions straight after posting my "I am lazy" confession.

In the end I made an emotional decision which I believe also has some reasonably sound reasons behind it also. Here's why I think it's a good name for me:

  • I feel comfortable with the name. Some of the suggestions were a bit too assuming for me and also for the Australian character. A name with hero or genius in it just wouldn't go down well here.
  • It's a proven entity. I used it about 10 years ago when I was putting myself through Uni and worked well then.
  • It's approachable. Speaking with Leah she voiced the opinion that it conveys the casual image that I want for this part-time business.
  • It doesn't matter so much that it's long. If someone is typing the URL into their browser they will have a pamphlet in front of them that I've stuffed into their letterbox. That's the only form of advertising I'll be doing so I don't really need to worry about the recall factor of the name.

Interestingly the domain name troublewithyourcomputer.co.nz has been registered also. New Zealand is close enough that I wonder if whoever registered the name ever lived in Sydney and received one of my original "Trouble with your computer" pamphlets in their letterbox back in 1994-95?

Once again thanks for the suggestions, even though I didn't go with them it was greatly appreciated.

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