Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Guruem.com, what think ?

I'm having my study holidays right now, and as always this is the time i develop this sudden urge to spend more time on my blog. This time i thought i needed to do something more than just write a few rant posts, so i decided to buy a domain name for my blog.

If you look up at my blog url you'll know why i'm so desperate to buy a domain name of all things. When i started this blog two years back ( well.. almost) i entered a simple blog url, but then that name was taken and i had to try again. This went on for some time till when i realized all the good url's ( even the .blogspot.com url's) were taken, i had to either rack my brains and think of a good, short url for my blog or i could just enter a lot of words in that space and know it wouldn't be taken and then move on with the blog. What i did is for you all to see.

Like i said i ended up with a long long url, which even i find irritating to type out. One of the advantages of blogging on Blogger is that i can always change my blog url in seconds, but that would be a stupid thing to do right now. After having used this url for 2 years I'll have to go around informing my url change to everyone( at least to the few who bother), all backlinks will stop working, and worst of all i will become invisible to Google again and i will lose all my search engine traffic.

When i went domain scouting this time i had my priorities in place, i needed a real short, easy to spell,remember domain name and something i could relate to ( not some arbit 'myveryownrandomsomething') .

I've been interested in 'gurum.com' for sometime now, i kept following the domain's ownership cos' the guy who had the domain was not using it and the term was nearing its end and i was hoping to snap it up if it went un-renewed, but that was not to be. Some domain auctioneer lapped it up as soon as the domain became available and according to his Sedo page his expected price is '3500 Euros'. :P Now i know that no amount of bargaining will bring the price down to my levels, so i decided to try 'guruem.com' where 'em' is to make up for 'm'.

http: //guruem.com

Okay, now pliss tell me what you think ...

I know the way stuff like this is generally done, i need put up a poll with 4-5 options and ask you to choose, but i swear i don't have any more suggestions. It'll be so great if any of you could suggest a name. TIA.

6 ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS:

-=A.R.N.=- said...

dude, here's a tip:
(actually, here's three of them :)

1.
Lose gurum.com...it ain't worth €3,500 and the guy who thinks it is, can keep it himself.
Besides, no one's gonna read it as "Guru M. dot com"...its gonna be Gurum dot com" and that sucks.

2.
guruem.com??? C'mon, that's your name.
We used to think that was cool to have domains in your name...I'm still stuck with mine.
Again the problem's with how ppl are gonna read it.

3.
Go for a domain that means something in a language...need not be english but something catchy...like how yaari.com, shelfari.com and guys came up with.


Good luck
:)

Ela said...

Oooops......my imagination drops dead if u ask for a short names...so accept ARN's suggestions!

Guru said...

@Rahman:

1. Right.. Gurum.com went out long back.

2. i really thought guruem.com was good cos' i wanted a really short name and heh! whats wrong in having domains in your own name.

You can always convert it into your personal webspace. I mean i could use the subdomain blog.guruem.com for my blog and bio.guruem.com for my personal profile and index all the subpages using a simple home page for guruem.com. I thought this idea was cool..

3. Two problems in finding a name in a language other than English, first it'll be difficult to spell right and second i can't really think of anything at all right now.

But, i know what i'm going to do. I'll try to think up some 'interesting' domain names. 'Guruem' is on hold for now ( i only hope some domain bot does not grab this one..)

Thanks bro..

@Ela: I know how 'good' you are at choosing domain names. ;) It shows on your blog urls. :)

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