I decided last night to watch the Silicon Valley TV show from the first episode. I had only watched 2-3 episodes of the show here and there, mostly on flights.
I started watching episode 1 from the first season and I realized that I was thinking of domain names while I was watching the show. Domains made up from the words that came out of the actors mouths.
Not only that but I also realized that by minute 3 of the first episode, and before the opening titles, I already had two 1-word .coms domain names in my possession: functionality.com and extensibility.com.
That clearly revealed my tendency towards the software/technology niche that is not too surprising as my love for that field made me go to London and study Computer Engineering and Computer Science.
I own other domains in the technology niche like programmable.com, cognitives.com, 256bit.com and one of my favorites and probably the best hand registration I ever did: SelfDrivingCars.com.
This is actually in line with a simple advice that I always give to new people in domaining: always start domaining with what you know: your language, region, profession and hobbies.
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Those are nice one word dotcom pickups!
Damn, did you get functionality as hand reg?! Its a very used word in tech.
I do same thing, listening to news, domain Sherpa pod cast. I think i got a ton of ideas from that one alone.
No, selfdrivingcars.com is the only handreg back in 2003.
ya makes sense. Functionality is great, hope you got a good deal on it.
SelfDrivingCars.com is one of the best registrations I’ve heard of. Great move!
I just renewed Computer.Technology today!…..Yes, I am a domain geek!
You own self drivingcars.com?
What a rich man.
I have a lot of potential funds. 🙂
You are definitely a domain name geek. Vegas baby! 😀 https://goo.gl/9cRejE
I saw the video is out but I can’t listen to it now. My daughter is sleeping. I will watch it later…
Yes, you are. I’d say, “Embrace it!” But it’s clear from that hand-reg’d SelfDrivingCars.com that you already have!
Like you, I bought a “programmable” during my first year domaining – the .NET, which I later flipped for a small profit.
I embraced it. Years ago… 🙂
BTW I think Elliot Silver owns embrace.com.
Great advice for people in the industry new or old. Stick with what you know as your primary focus.
Im not allowed to watch movies with my wife, maybe the constant pausing to check if a certain cctld exits in order to form a word ……. geek, nic.ek and so forth !
I had never thought about it that way, I would say I am a domain geek yes.
But you are too !!!! and that’s a good thing 🙂
SelfDrivingCars is the best dot com I’ve ever read, giving time and context, Congratulations on that name !