Sunday, March 29, 2009

Breaking News: Finally snagged a top-level domain for my business!

After more than a year of waiting, I was finally able to secure a top-level domain name for my business.

Out with the old: www.picture-yourworld.com

IN WITH THE NEW: www.pictureyourworld.net

I originally tried to purchase the .net domain, but it was already taken. But last night when I was changing some CNAME code on my Godaddy account, I checked to see if the .net and .com versions were available.

Pictureyourworld.com is still owned and being used, but the .net was free and in the clear! So I quickly purchased it and will have it be renewed for the next five years. Goes to show you that you should check back often if you are clamouring for a top-level name.

So what does this mean for you? The new domain is currently up and running on my Smug Mug business website. So you can access all my galleries at: www.pictureyourworld.net

It will take another 24 to 48 hours before the DNS changes will begin forwarding traffic from the old domain to the new, so don't be worried if you try the old domain and all you get is the Smug Mug home page instead of my business site.

1 comment:

Lisa P said...

Woohoo! That's awesome. :)

When I was trying to finalize on my business name last year, I had to cross off probably 40 or so versions because I wasn't able to get the domain name. Soooo frustrating! I think that's why it took me probably about 6 months to land on the name I have. But in the end I think things happen for a reason and I like what I ended up with more than most of the others I had originally choosen anyways. haha :)

-- Lisa P.

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