So there is an article out today on Forbes written by
So he starts off talking about how he went out on his own in late 2018 to start his own firm. He was happy to find he could get his name in .com, thankfully no “squatter” had taken the name.
Dan however wished he could have launched with .inc, not the most popular extension in the history of the Internet, but .inc.
Dan also lamented about his books,
After seven years of writing and publishing three books, I realized I purchased over 40 domain names. Why?
Coming up with unique book titles ending with a .com domain name is hard. So many phrases are already taken. There are so many squatters, too. Once I had what might be the title of a book I’d scurry over to a domain registry service, do a search, and usually get thwarted. If it were available, however, I’d purchase it instantly, just in case. (I guess I’m a squatter, too.)
It’s interesting he throws the squatter label around so frequently. Dan if there was no trademark infringement, you were just a domain registrant.
A friend told Dan about .inc and he is now very happy, he writes,
The likelihood of squatters sitting on your desired domain name is going to become a thing of the past, particularly because the fee is $2000/year. The other good news that the .inc team offers are funky benefits. From a free GlobeNewswire press release to a free year of QuickBooks to 20% of your WeWork rent, there are great perks available.
Well enjoy paying $2,000 a year for a domain name when you could have achieved the same success for $10, or an aftermarket one time purchase of say a few thousand dollars and then $10 a year.
I wish Dan success and longevity but I am not sure he is spending wisely at $2,000 a year.