I neither a┬ácelebrity nor a programmer who wants to sell something online, but still I bought a domain name for myself.Frankly, it look so┬ácheesy to have your personal domain name (like I have www.sumeetsahu.com) with so single purpose. It is not only a waste of money (Around Rs 3500 per annum) but also waste of sometime. So frankly anyone may ask why the hell I bought a domain name? And here is the story to answer that:
I started getting this sudden interest in trying something new for myself for back one year. I had, according to me, a killer business idea. It is the same idea that have crossed the filter of 270 different ideas at IIT Kanpur, around 1000 at IIT Bombay and more than 50000 in WagonR Smart Ideas (It was among the top 10 in Hyderabad city). For the same idea, I end up meeting a Venture Capitalist (VC) and really had lots of great idea sharing.
For this business Idea, which I cannot reveal at the moment, I had to buy domain name. So I bought two domain names from godaddy.com. Finally, i needed a web hosting site. After getting a good review from devilsworkshop, I picked┬ádreamhost as my hosting site. The main advantage of dreamhost is that it has unlimited space, with unlimited bandwidth and also unlimited domain hosting, which means that if i buy once I can host unlimited domain. Along with these dream features, it also gives a free domain registration which may go waste if I do not use it (as per support). So I was wondering how to use this offer efficiently when i already have domain name for my projects. And then I thought why don’t I buy a domain for myself after all it can be so useful.
So this was my story. As I said buying domain name can be very useful for me. A self web domain gives you a more self identity over the net with a very minimal investment. I will have my own personalize email and blog. I can also host unlimited photos and videos.