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New Domain TLDs are here! :D

In case you didn’t know, this year has seen an exciting event take place in the online world. Many new domain extensions TLDs (top level domains) are becoming available for registration. Some of the already available for registration include; .gallery, .email, .photos, .directory, .photography and .graphics (with many many more).

We should all be rather familiar with .com, .net and .org but soon we might all be using .blog for our sites too. I think this is really exciting because with many more different types of TLDs being out there, it means that we can have greater sites build to specific interests. For instance, if you’re a photographer you might use a .photography, .photos or .gallery.

Even though there are many serious or ‘target specific’ TLDs (think .tattoo, .management) there are also many that you can have fun with and be creative with too (like .today, .voyage).

Maybe it’s just for the fact that I do have a domain problem and like looking at them…. >.<

So, what are my favorites so far, and what am I looking forward to most? This could change over time, but right now:

So far I like: .gallery the most
Looking forward to: .blog, .cloud, .dot (xD), .free, .host, .love, .mail (I like this better then .email) and .web

What about you? Are you into domains or considering any of the new ones? :)

I have also been updating my domain inspiration list with new ideas when I think of them.

Continue reading…

Kya

47 Domains for sale

I have decided to cut costs, and sell some domains that I have been hanging onto for some time. These were less popular domains used for hosting on Bubble, I think they are still pretty awesome though. If you are interested in any, send me an email to kya@love.com with the domain you are interested in and an offer. Most I would be willing to sell for $5 or less, so don’t be afraid to send an offer. Payment should be made via PayPal! :3

  • squire.me (namecheap.com) – 1 Jan 2012
  • remus.me (namecheap.com)  – 1 Jan 2012
  • muffins.me (namecheap.com) – 9 Jan 2012
  • bookwormy.net (namecheap.com) – 18 Jan 2012
  • luffle.com (namecheap.com)
  • ohsopretty.org (namecheap.com) – 17 Feb 2012
  • magically.me (namecheap.com)
  • smartie.me (namecheap.com) – 27 Feb 2012
  • vampy.info (namecheap.com) – 27 Feb 2012
  • iscute.org (namecheap.com)
  • vampish.net (namecheap.com) – 17 May 2012
  • hoshi.me (namecheap.com) FREE, will need renewal
  • scarhead.org (namecheap.com) FREE, will need renewal
  • cookied.org (namecheap.com) FREE, will need renewal
  • muggle.me (name.com)
  • queeny.me (name.com) FREE, will need renewal – 18 July 2011
  • balloon.im (name.com) FREE, will need renewal – 19 July 2011
  • duck.im (name.com)
  • catchling.com (name.com) FREE, will need renewal – 28 July 2011
  • stupefy.org (name.com) FREE, will need renewal – 28 July 2011
  • kitty.im (name.com)
  • noodley.net (namecheap.com) FREE, will need renewal
  • omgz.info (namecheap.com) FREE, will need renewal – 13 July 2011
  • hufflepuff.me (name.com) – 16 Aug 2011
  • starswirl.net (namecheap.com)
  • ohemgee.org (namecheap.com)
  • littleoctopus.net (namecheap.com) – 21 Aug 2011
  • cupcaked.org (namecheap.com)
  • innocently.me (name.com)
  • darker-side.org (namecheap.com) – 9 Sep 2011
  • cuteies.org (namecheap.com) – 9 Sep 2011
  • her-mask.org (namecheap.com) – 10 Sep 2011
  • easycake.net (namecheap.com) – 14 Sep 2011
  • meoow.org (namecheap.org)
  • eyecry.info (namecheap.com) – 15 Sep 2011
  • tragicaffair.com (namecheap.com) – 17 Sep 2011
  • divah.net (namecheap.com) – 24 Sep 2011
  • lollie.info (namecheap.com) – 24 Sep 2011
  • moowie.org (namecheap.com) – 24 Sep 2011
  • solost.net (namecheap.com) – 24 Sep 2011
  • kisstherain.info (namecheap.com) – 12 Nov 2011
  • catmilk.net (namecheap.com)
  • fanify.org (namecheap.com)
  • pixely.info (namecheap.com) – 4 Dec 2011
  • sillystring.org (namecheap.com)
  • dotties.org (namecheap.com)

Kya

$9 Threadless Bonanza!

Threadless has been tricky and had a $9 sale again. (I love them for their awesomeness, seriously I do). So, I had to buy a few shirts. Only eight this time, compared to the waaaay to many I brought last time. I did buy the piggy bank tee again as a gift for the Mummy who loved the design. :3

Yay!

I also brought two new domains, tale.nu (will be for writing) and kitten.nu (domain connective). Now I just need to start working on them. 4_4

Kya

Geek Thursday: Domains & LJ

.IM Domains
Those who are familiar with current events on Bubble will know I recently purchased some .im domains with some very short, cute, awesome names; balloon.im, duck.im and kitty.im! I don’t know why, but I have found that I like the .im domains, something about them is cute and delicious. Maybe because there are huge amounts of great names available, or they are only 10.95 on name.com for the first year. I know they are not that popular with everyone I just personally like them and if you can snag a nice name as good as kitty and some of the others I have found I think it’s great. I may just have continue on the hunt for more. Bwahaha.

New Domains..
I am thinking about registering one or two new .nu domains for myself. One for a domain collective (I miss having one, and I have many people asking where it’s gone) and another for maybe a design website or a place to share pixels, layouts and goodies. I am just kind of stuck on what names I want at the moment, I like to find a name that I really adore, rather then grow into some names. I have a list, but while I really like many of the names on it, I need the WOW factor. :P Hopefully I will have an update with the name/s soon!

LiveJournal
I have been geeking it out on LiveJournal lately too. Mainly finding and renaming some of my older journals to some simple, funky names that had been purged in the ‘great removal’. I missed out on Cupcake though, bummer. :( Bum, Fluff, Starr, Gal, Noodle and Ladybugs are the renames I have, with Gal being my main account. I kind of wish Noodle was, but then I might use that name for something else, so I decided not too. Silly.

Kya

Geek Thursday: Top Level Domains

Currently there are a growing number of TLDs available for us to choose from (.com, .net, .org, .me, .info and many more), however I would like to see more. I do believe that in the future we will have a bigger variety and may even be able to register the TLDs ourselves instead of domains for them, which would be a very exciting prospect (dibs on .kya :D ). There are a number of TLDs that I would like to see available, some of these include; .fan, .love, .cute (:D), .geek(*), .web(*) and .blog.

I believe that the registration of domains themselves should be cheaper. Over time the price of domains has been reduced (I paid $80 for my first domain, it was my fault for going with a dud register and I did not know as much as I do now) and while the price varies from register to register some have been increasing their prices lately which I find quite frustrating. For a domain, a name that is only ours for a year (or more) the price in my opinion should not be $7 – $10 it should be 50c – $1. This probably seems like a rather dramatic difference (in some ways) and would mean more people would have domains and less names would be available. Really though things should change and I am sure they will. On the other hand I do understand the domain registers are running a business and they have to keep afloat with the fees from the domain gods (ICANN).

For years I have registered domains with Namecheap.com (since 2005) but lately I have been considering finding another register, one that would give me more options (because of the amount of names I register). Godaddy.com seems like a likely option because they do have cheaper prices and also an option to join a program where you pay a yearly fee and receive reduced domain registration prices which is really appealing to me. I’ll take some time to really think it through.

What TLDs would you like to see available?
Are you happy with the current prices of domain names?
What do you think is a fair price for domain registrations?
Where do you register your domains?

Kya

Not so inspired

I am going through a period of low inspiration at the moment (which could be related to playing too much Tomb Raider Legend and Age of Mythology :0 ). I haven’t been able to create any good website designs or art. I know this is a design/creativity lull and I will pull through, it’s just annoying. :l

I brought four new domains for Bubble (moon.nu, hugs.nu, fanlist.me and hoshi.me), two are .nu extensions! One (moon.nu) was listed in the Namecheap marketplace and I just had to have it because it was beautiful and I thought would be enjoyed by members. I also had to renew some older domains and it added up to a bit, all worth it though! 3_3

I guess I should get back to doing important things *coughgamingcough*. ;)

Kya

Slithering Death

It has been a sad several years with so many popular names around the world passing away. It seems like that crystal pedestal on which many famous faces usually seem to be in cased does no longer exist and they have become more human, no less invincible than any of us. Still, it is very sad, let us hope that this number starts to subside. :(

On a lighter note I finally updated my domain collective. I realised I was updating domains as I registered them but I had forgotten to remove some old ones, duh. I added the new domains I registered for Bubble and once I have some more moolah I might get a few more. :P

Kya

Pop

I have been busy working on Pop at the moment. I decided to upgrade to the latest version of Invision Power Board and I did some silly things and my connection decided to be slow and not upload files properly via FTP.  :@ I was not happy about that. I did manage to get everything together and I am happy with the new version (3.o)! For those who are not familiar with Pop it is a forum on my free hosting website. It is a place for those hosted to communicate and enjoy the harmony of a community. It is also a welcome home to people who are not hosted by me and would just like to chat with like minded people. You should join if you’re interested. :k

I recently registered a domain for an online store I am going to create. But before I open it and begin working on it I have to really feel more confident making my Polymer clay cuties as well as bags, felt snuggles and a bunch of other ideas I have. It is very exciting and hopefully I can get to work on it soon! :3

I have also made an icon site, but I am really not happy with the layout so I will have to make some changes and make it public soon.

Kya

Selling: Crucio.nu

I have decided to sell the domain crucio.nu, I have it listed in the Name Cheap market place for $20, but if someone is interested to buy it from me directly now I will reduce the price to $15. You have to be sure you want it, and can pay though. The domain expires on the 8th of September 2009. I can also host it if you want. Payment must be made via PayPal, and the domain will be ‘pushed’ over to you on Namecheap.com, meaning you will have full control over it and are welcome to do whatever you like. If anyone is seriously interested leave me a comment or send me an email at kyaish@gmail.com.

Kya

Obamarama

I am so happy that Obama has been elected prisdent of the United States! It really is wonderful to know so many people voted and are willing to allow change to sweep across their country and the world. I was really hoping that Obama would get in and if I was able to vote I would have voted for him as well (I couldn’t because I live in Australia). It really makes me happy. :wub:

I have registered bubble.nu and have already started working on the layout. It certainly has a lot of bubbly goodness and I hope people will like it, and want to be hosted under it. :)

Kya