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New Domain Name!

This bitch just got a better domain. w00t!

Last year, I thought it might be a good idea to buy a domain name that was you know, my actu­al name. Although I pre­vi­ous­ly asso­ci­at­ed such a purchase/use with an utter lack of cre­ativ­i­ty (and I still think that’s true), I was able to rec­og­nize the ben­e­fits that hav­ing ChristinaWarren.com vs. PlanetChristina.com (which I also have), Filmmania.net (which I’ve had for 8 years but havent had con­tent on in about 5) or any of my oth­er ran­dom domains. Although that may seem obvi­ous to every oth­er per­son on the plan­et (which is why peo­ple always reg­is­ter their own names), it took hav­ing my name and pic­ture appear in USA Today once a week last Spring for me to even cog­ni­tive­ly process the idea of peo­ple Googling my name, you know, look­ing to find me.

Any­hoo, ChristinaWarren.com was tak­en — I think I even e-mailed the site reg­is­trant and who­ev­er it was want­ed more mon­ey than I was will­ing to fork over (and I wasn’t will­ing to real­ly spend any more than the reg­is­tra­tion fee — so ask­ing for $500 or what­ev­er didn’t real­ly make me want the domain more, it just made me pis­sy). How­ev­er, Christina-Warren.com was avail­able, so I reg­is­tered that instead.When I final­ly got around to set­ting up Word­Press as my pri­ma­ry web­site dri­ver, and decid­ed to focus on Christina-Warren.com as my main domain for my pseu­do-pro­fes­sion­al web space, I chose the tagline, “Because some oth­er bitch took the URL with­out the hyphen” because it was the first thing that popped into my head when doing the default Word­Press install. The few peo­ple who I let see my site before I put up my 12–26 post thought it was fun­ny, so I decid­ed to keep it.

Well, 10 days lat­er — this bitch just got a bet­ter domain! Thanks to Twit­ter (oh Twit­ter, how I love thee — I’m @film_girl, by-the-by) and Shashi Bel­lamkon­da, I found out ChristinaWarren.com was avail­able. Joy. Pure Joy.So now I need anoth­er tagline. Here’s hop­ing I can get inspired.

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3 people have left comments

Sameer Vas­ta - Gravatar

Sameer Vas­ta said:

Con­grats! Now I won’t screw up when typ­ing out your URL

Posted on: January 6, 2008 at 2:20 amQuote this Comment
Most­lyLisa - Gravatar

Most­lyLisa said:

Shiz­zam! con­grats on the new site.

i waaas plan­ning on bring­ing the hyphen back in 2008, just cuz i like to make up words and the hyphen real­ly brings cred­i­bil­i­ty to made up words, buu­ut since you’re like, i’m total­ly over the hyphen, i’m too cool for a hyphen domain, i’m not going to both­er. so i should real­ly thank you for sav­ing me the time and mon­ey that i was going to do spread­ing the word on my numer­ous hyphen domains.

ps. just checked and http://www.-.com is still open, so maybe i’ll just grab it incase the hyphen does make a come­back in 2008.

Posted on: January 6, 2008 at 2:54 amQuote this Comment
Gary Wal­ter - Gravatar

Gary Wal­ter said:

Here’s a sug­ges­tion:

Now I’m that oth­er bitch”

Posted on: January 7, 2008 at 2:56 amQuote this Comment