Eden wrote:1. How many domains do you have?
2. What is your favorite tld/extension?
3. What domain name registrar do you use/is your favorite?
4. Have you bought a domain for a specific purpose rather than all-purpose? (ie shrine)
1. I currently have... 6. They are as follows:
- vampire-grin.net ~ my fanlisting collective and main hub. Since I do fanlistings, this is my main website that showcases my entire collection of listings.
- small-lady.net ~ a domain centered around Chibi Usa from Sailor Moon. Mostly fanlistings reside here, but maybe someday a tribute.
- taiyoken.net ~ a domain for my Dragonball-releated fanlistings and future tributes.
- lumiere-noire.org ~ this is a domain I had bought to be my main collective, but as beautiful as it is, I have very little inspiration to use this.
- spacemoo.net ~ a random domain I bought on the namecheap marketplace and I decided to use this as my main collective once I figure out what to put on it. It made me laugh for hours and I think just for that, it's going to be my main collective. I dub it "cows in space". :P
- hausofeden.com ~ was going to be my portfolio but I'm gonna let it expire since I decided not to have one.
2. My favorite tld is .net. I ignore what they stand for mostly and I need to like the sound of the extension with the word I'm using. Only time I've not used .net is for lumiere-noire which sounded better with a .org.
3. I use Namecheap because they're inexpensive, not attached to a hosting company (they do hosting, but not strictly known for it), and they have this no-nonsense air about them. I also love the promotions they do. I've entered all their domain contests but never won any. :(
4. I've bought domains for different fandoms if I had more fanlistings and ran out of names for folders. examples: small lady for Chibiusa stuff; taiyoken for dbz stuff... etc.
I'm curious about the reasonings behind everyone's domain names? Both of mine are from song titles
. (Shinkirou being my favorite song from my most favorite musician ever, Donten being my favorite song from my most favorite anime ever. XD I also like the mysterious/dark air involved in both the words...) I've always wanted an English domain name, but I feel like you have to get pretty creative with word combinations in order to get one!
I took vampire-grin.net from a Lady Gaga song "Dance in the Dark". I really fell in love with the lyrics and the song is my favorite. :) Small-lady is Chibi Usa's name, taiyoken is Tenshinhan's signature move (solar flare) and lumiere-noire is "black light" in French. :D