For those of you who have been following me you know that I recently had the opportunity to buy ColeWatts.com. The opportunity to finally buy this domain happened by sheer luck. Back in 2010 when I bought my first domain, it was not available so after a few searches, I simply decided on the url that you find here.
Well recently I was playing around with a URL service and found that ColeWatts.com had beome available, after a few thoughts and some conversations with some friends I decided to buy it. I knew that the window for this opportunity would soon close, so I took it and ever since then, I’ve been thinking about a lot about domains and naming rights.
I mean let’s be honest, we all like stuff that’s SEO friendly, which is why I bought ColeWatts.com. What else says let’s find Cole Watts than finding ColeWatts.com, but what does the future really hold for people younger than my generation? As domain names start to be snatched up, I wonder what our kids will soon be buying. Buying and registering in today’s world is somewhat of an arms race, as more and more people try to grab the name that is theres.
The music world is a good example of the future of domain names. Look at the names of your favorite bands that have came up in the last five years. They’re not the simple Beatles, Price or Elvis that you grew up with, instead they’re having to come up with new names because are the good ones are taken…we now have Lady Gaga, The Script, and Waka Flocka Flame. All the good name’s are gone and I fear that might be the future of domains. If you don’t hurry, the one’s that you want will be gone and we’ll just have to improvise.
So what does the future hold for domain names? Should I go ahead and buy some domains that I think I’ll name my future children, or should I go ahead and plan on naming them something more SEO friendly, like Namtucka Watts?