• I’ve been trying to get my family name .com for years. I have no plans for it but neither does the current owner. They either paid for like 15 years in advance or they just keep reupping. I am not willing to make them an offer since I want it for the bare minimum.

    • JeenaOPA
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      64 months ago

      My family name .name seems also not used for the last 15 years, so I asked if I could get it but the guy told me that he and his family are using it for their email-addresses. So then I asked if I could have the my-firstname@lastname.name email address and he agreed and I’ve been using it ever since. But yeah the domain would have been nice for my family too. Instead I got a domain with the name of the village we lived in as children and my parents still own the house there.

      • @KairuByte@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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        44 months ago

        I’d be pretty concerned if you got anything important or confidential to that address. While anyone in control of your email can see your email, Microsoft, Google and the like are much less likely to go snooping.

    • Overzeetop
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      14 months ago

      I missed mine by 2 months and now it’s part of an expensive your@name.com email service so I’ll never get it (but google reminds me to check every year). I settled for my surname.org; I still had to scoop it up in the early 90s to get it.

      I really want the .inc for my personal non-profit, but not for the $2500/yr the registrar wants for it.

    • @Deiv@lemmy.ca
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      14 months ago

      If you want some ideas for when you do get it: I made a family website that has a family tree in it (using a GEDCOM file generated from the gramps project), as well as a recipe database

  • poVoq
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    124 months ago

    “No I am definitely not just domain squatting this cool short domain name… I’ll do something cool with it! Eventually…”

  • Uninvited Guest
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    74 months ago

    Oof. Salt in the wound. I just let one of the domains in holding expire this month.