Located in General Domain Discussion, started by Dustie, Apr 21, 2019
why not "artdusty.com" and "artdustie.com" ?
ArtDusty.com sounds like GoDaddy.com
LOL I am myself in the same boat! Not a pro at all!!! but a designer cum developer. Yes you did the right thing coming here. NP is definitely the only place this resolution could have happened.
Please explain then, the floor is yours.
Dustie.com is by far the best domain name you have IMO. It is short and authoritative.
I would NOT start using anything .art. Or anything dusty___.com or dustie___.com
I was actually looking at dusty.art, as I already own dustie.art (got it at GD for 9.99). I just figured if I had dustie.art and dusty.art, I'd never have to worry about spelling dustie again. But I admit..that was too much money, so I cancelled the decision on the advice of all you wonderful people!
I do hear what your saying. I've always been proud to use Dustie.com. For 20 years I've never considered having anything else, that is, until all this happened. Then I had to go scrambling to look for another name.
I love that I found dustie.art. I started using it since I no longer had access to dustie.com and found it fits me. I'm proud to tell people I'm dustie.art...I think it really tells a story about me, more then dustie.com I think. Everytime I've given it out it's started a conversation which starts something like this...
"Really? Dot Art? I didn't know there was such a name. That's cool!"
So locally, I will be using Dustie.Art. On the web, however, I will have both dustie.com and dustie.art. Both will be leading to my art website where I display my work.
Also, this way, if someday in the future I do get a good offer to sell Dustie.com, then I still have Dustie.Art that people are also aware of! I'm keeping two emails boxes from now on, just to be safe!
Enjoy the ngtlds... don't let the .com king investors ruin the fun!
Thanks Steven...now I have to show my ignorance... What does NG before the TLD stand for? Is there a "key" that explains what all the Abbreviations used in this forum mean? I am able to figure out a lot of them simply by they context they are used in, but not all of them I'm afraid.
BTW.... .ART was quite obliging to allow me to cancel dusty.art. I do appreciate that, very much.
ngTLD = New Generic Top Level Domain, which would be extensions like .cars, .ford, .art
That really helps! Thanks Much!
I like that they've come up with so many ngTLDs. There are over 7 Billion people in the world, and most all those born in developing nations after the year 2000 are totally net savvy. As they join the working world they will be looking for websites. With all the best of the .com, .nets, and .orgs gone, they will need to look elsewhere. A plethora of TLDs will allow them to have better access to a domain name that will better define their websites, and ultimately, their online identity.
I can tell you that I'd much rather have Dustie.Art then Dustie.Org or Dustie.Net as my own domain. So, as I see it, if you can't have the .com, future generations are going to be quick to go seeking an alternative TLDs. That can bode well for the future of domainers who are willing to take a chance and embrace the best of the ngTLDs.
And I am. I just bought Zoie.Art for Reg Price.
Don’t think dustie.art or dusty.art will ever be worth much. Even at $30. renewal is higher than for any dot com. As a domain investment either is a poor choice.
Sounds like you want to start or continue a business on the domain. A real business intending to go somewhere is definitely able to justify spending money on a good domain (but this isn’t even a good domain). If you’re not sure if this will become a viable business, and perhaps end up more of a hobby, even more reason to shy away from an expensive but poor domain but also for a hobby - not worth spending much money on the domain, good or bad, period. (Not worth spending a lot for a hobby domain for any reason - let alone for a mere email redirect.)
So: flowchart it:
Business or hobby?
If hobby - the analysis stops there. Don’t spend too much. If you’re set on dustie.art and this is a hobby, just stick with it don’t spend more on something expensive that you don’t really need.
Business - will it go somewhere? Then get a good domain. And in this case probably are better exact match dot coms around that price you mention for dusty.art
Yes it means switching to a dot com but many businesses do exactly that once they have the funds to move up to the king.
@Dustie you might find this thread interesting:
Differing views on domains and domaining. I think like any industry, some see as either just a job or a way to make money, others developed it into an art form. I thinks it's at that stage where it becomes a passion.
Either way, just a job, or an art, important to hone it into a craft that works for you. And getting the right domain, whatever the extension, that reflects that passion or craft, can do wonders for developing connections with your buyers, visitors or users.
We live in a wonderful world with so many diverse peoples, all who have differing opinions. What a dull world if we all thought alike. I was happy to find .ART. Dustie.Art looks great and fits me very well as an Artist. Also, the last two weeks has shown me that people really like it it also. I've had to give my dustie.art email out to all my friends and family and the comments have been all very positive. It definitely fits what I do well and I believe other artists.are going to feel the same (if prices ever come down from the stratosphere).
I like it so much that I was willing to drop a boatload of money on dusty.art. Ok, so it might have shown I was definitely not in my right mind at the time, but it also showed how much I love the .Art TLD. Not as a domainer, of course, as I agree that the market for .ART resale is not there, at least for right now... but definitely as an end user!
And I do understand that I'm just a hobby domainer, earning a bit of xtra cash once in a blue moon (800.00 for internetclipart.com in Febuary was a big help) so I'm coming at this .ART name from a different perspective. I'm also a Hobby Artist, but collecting driftwood and making art from it, is my passion. That's what makes the difference in opinions here. I'm a very visual person...and Dustie.Art is a lovely visual name in my book!
The difference from a domainer and an end user...
I actually think all Artists are a bit crazy...it's the nature of the beast I'm afraid. Some more then others... Take Van Gogh for instance...
Love your name. Dustie.com, no need for other extensions for this one.
I, and I think I can speak for all of us. Are happy that you made the correct decision in the end, precipitated by your credit card not being charged. You seem to be a very lucky person. I wish I could have this kind of luck following me around We wish you all the best with your domaining activities into the future. I think it was also lucky that you found NP all those years ago
Thanks E-Thunder for loving my name. Don't get me wrong, I love it too... but for my art identity, I love Dustie.Art. For my personal Identity, I love Dustie.com. They aren't mutually exclusive of each other and will play well together. I will see to it that they do.
My final piece of advice would be to get some business cards printed. So that you don't have to go thru the "ie" explanation in person. They are a small expense (unlike buying Dusty.Art) and would probably solve more than 50% of the time you encounter this problem. No problem to have both emails on the same card, if you wish. It might even promote your art site.
Thanks Stubs. There's no doubt Luck has been on my side during all of this (except for when I bought a 3.00 scratch off ticket at Caseys the other day ;-( And yes, I was lucky back in 2007 when I joined NamePros too. It made it easy to know where to go to post a rant and a warning after more then a week of stewing about my name being bought for less then 5% of what originally listed it for. And again lucky in here when, for some reason, my credit card didn't go through when I was trying to buy dusty.art at 1600.00! Someone was surely watching out for me through all this, no doubt!
Thanks Stubs, for all your support and help! Everyone in here has been wonderful...even those who disagree with my thoughts on .Art. LOVE YOU ALL and wish you greatest success, both on and off the net!
I am on my way over to get new Business cards now. I do have business cards but they all say [email protected]. I do want both names on them now, on both my cards and on my websites. Thanks for the heads up!
Don't forget to take them with you every time you go out. You never know when you might need them
Separate names with a comma.