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What domain names are you holding on to?

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𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐚π₯𝐒𝐞 𝐝𝐞 π–πžπžπ«π • Edited on

I have a few with my name in that're just parked :)

Recently purchased thisisweerd.co.uk , and thisisweird.co.uk ... to make use of my awesome Dutch name! Haha. Will be using it as my portfolio moving forward - just need to rebuild it :)

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David Quintero πŸ“Ώ

You're Weerd! 😝

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𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐚π₯𝐒𝐞 𝐝𝐞 π–πžπžπ«π

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Ben Halpern Author

πŸ˜‚

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𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐚π₯𝐒𝐞 𝐝𝐞 π–πžπžπ«π

It's great isn't it?! Husband demands full credit for it XD

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JayDeeeee

It definitely is! :D

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Corey McCarty

I really hope that you use Weerd as your primary and use weird as a redirect to it.

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt

There is only sleepy cat.

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Andrew Brown πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

bathbombsformoms.com

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Ben Halpern Author

πŸ˜„

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Bobby Iliev
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Thomas Bnt

Quizapi is very nice !

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Bobby Iliev

Thanks Thomas!

It is still in beta, a lot more features are coming along!

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Glenn Carremans

It took me 3 months to acquire it, owner didn't want to sell and then let it expire, but I am now the proud owner of "isphpdead.com".
I haven't done anything with it yet but I was thinking to make something like Is Ruby Dead?

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𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐚π₯𝐒𝐞 𝐝𝐞 π–πžπžπ«π

Definitely should!

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Ben Sinclair

Still got the.littlest.website.

Still don't know what I'll do with it.

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Aleksandr Hovhannisyan

Make it smaller.

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Nathan Englert

πŸ˜‚

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Madza • Edited on

make it simpler than x.com
check the source, it's amazing

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Christian Wolf

pure poetry in code.

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Corey McCarty

smallest fonts ever, lorem ipsem is fine

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Matt Studdert

Haha, good question! I actually let a couple expire recently, which felt good. However, I'm still holding onto healthier.dev.

I've got some vague notion of an open-source project where developers help each other to get healthier. Doubt anything will come of it but it's an idea that interests me!

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Alex Lab

alexlab.me => My personal site
javascript-quiz.com/ => A PWA site with quiz about JS, great to learn and train for a job on culture

Unfinished projects:
itsfermenting.com => Should be a blog about fermentation and cooking
instruos.com/ => A website for online courses with part of a price that goes to charities

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Garrett Green
  • thisplaylistfucks.com [redirects to a spotify playlist]
  • tori-garrett.com | garrett-tori.com [future home(s) of my fiancΓ©e && my's wedding website]
  • garrettgreen.me [personal portfolio]
  • yournextgreatemployee.com [been sitting on it for a few years, kind of hoped I'd sell it or put it to better use by now - still waiting for the right idea or chance to sell]
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Ξ”NDRΞW

Playlist fucks isn't working for me :3

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Garrett Green

thanks for the heads up!

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David Quintero πŸ“Ώ

17Style.com
wavefunction.xyz

The first one I've owned since I was 17. Still under a 10 year registration until 2023. That's how long I have to come up with an idea for it. πŸ˜‹

I used to have the .io of the second one, but those are expensive. It was just cool from a quantum theory perspective: input/output. Collapse wavefunction. Thought it'd be cool for some sort of startup incubator. Something about creativity finding success. βš›οΈ

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Charanjit Chana

Haha, I feel your pain. I just let a 13 year old domain expire: beunequaled.com

With the best will in the world, I just couldn't come up with a good purpose for it. It's a shame because originally it had pretty good traffic when it first launched but for about 10 years it was effectively dead. Decided to give up on it and focus on more realistic projects...

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Charanjit Chana

And I finally shipped one! \o/

sitejoy.dev

On to the next domain now :D

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auguscurtis

Interesting! Good Post

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Ian bradbury

burgerpimp.com

Stupid idea over a burger. Maybe one day.....

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Karl Castillo • Edited on

twocastles.io - for when my sister finishes her CS we'll have a joint website
insanityboard.com - it sounds cool......


karlworks.com - personal website

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Harsh Shandilya

I have fantastic indecision when it comes to domains so I keep hopping across the TLD spectrum. I first bought msfjarvis.me, got tired of it and then let it expire. Then moved on to msfjarvis.website for a brief period, finally settling on msfjarvis.dev. I still own msfjarvis.website to redirect people to the new domain, and it still gets about ~10% of the hits my .dev domain does so clearly the renewal was a smart choice...

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Paula Penedo (she/her)

My own name as a domain name in the hopes of building a blog

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Amit Patel

amitpatel.xyz > My personal blog powered by Jekyll

sellerioapp.com > Work in progress app for marketplace sellers to monitor sales and stock

goras.org > Blog in Gujarati(a vernacular language of india) powered by jeky to post inspirational stories from books, magazines, newspaper s etc

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Charanjit Chana

Got a few!

  • beunequaled.com (currently expiring)
  • nikeplusphp.org - the project is dead but I was proud of the project and what it helped me to achieve so keeping it for as long as a I can
  • maloha.org is expiring this year... I might re-purpose it but right now it just redirects to my blog
  • kikino.dev - registered earlier this year. I have a project planned but unlikely I'll get to it soon and I'm contemplating a different name all together for it already 🀦

1thingaweek.com is the one project I actually followed through with and have been doing so for well over 2 years now with a simple goal: to post 1 Thing A Week!

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Charanjit Chana

I actually shipped kikino.dev but with a different domain, so I'll let kikino.dev expire next year. You can see the project I built over at sitejoy.dev

I'm really happy with how it turned out. Considering its an idea I've had in my head for a couple of years, I can count the amount of development time from starting to going live in days!

Lots more to do, but my advice would be to just get stuck in. You might find the project you have in mind is achievable with minimal effort or maybe you'll find out you bit of more than you could chew (which is exactly what I expected). Either way:

  • You'll learn something
  • Validate your idea
  • If you get far enough, you can canvas for feedback

I also have an idea I've been kicking around for nearly 10 years, so that's next on my list to actually get on with!

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Copple

So many! Some with old orphaned projects. Hit me up if you want to build something with any of these:

  • mentalmodels.co - old weekend project, might do something with it
  • currentevents.email + todayilearned.email
  • divelog.io - because I love diving
  • buymeth.com - don't ask
  • h.yperlocal.com
  • thelocalist.io (The Local List)
  • gltf.co and gltf.io - when I thought about building a marketplace for GLTF
  • advertiseto.me - when I thought about building a "reverse advertising" model
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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt • Edited on

polvcode.dev but I stopped writing for while.

zhquiz.cc -- Chinese quizzing app

rep2recall.net -- A spaced repetition app (SRS), with OpenAPI, but if people posted too much content, it might be hard to maintain.

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Alex Lakatos πŸ₯‘

I've got puns.dev and put it to good use :D

avocados.dev is coming to a browser near you soon I hope :D

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Lev Lazinskiy

Too many. 😭

I had this horrible habit of buying a domain name every time I had an idea for something at 2am. Now I am waiting for them all to expire.

I am happy I stopped doing this, now I put things as a subdomain and don't buy a proper domain until I have some sort of MVP and at least 1 user that I don't personally know. :)

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Mike

nerdswrite.com

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Fernando

I have my blog and a graveyard/limbo of side projects πŸ˜…

visualcosita.com
12dgolf.com
rapipase.com
ploywithme.com

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Ian bradbury

visualcosita.com....... is that a smut site?

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Fernando

Not sure what you mean by smut site, but it's definitely not if going by Urban Dictionary's definition πŸ˜‚

The domain holds my blog (/blog) and information about me with a splash page because I wanted to keep adding other stuff in there other than just blog posts, eventually.

The name itself comes from an inside joke with a professor in college ~10 years ago (he had opinions on VisualStudio and other Microsoft products). "Cosita" is the diminutive of "cosa" which means "thing" in Spanish.

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Faqahat Khan

Unfollowed.net
Gigabytes.co
Wvyt.com
Iigl.net
.... And many other LLLL domains

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Muhammad Awais

herawais.com

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Thomas Bnt • Edited on

thomasbnt.fr and thomasbnt.dev for my main website.
Mrrobot.app for my Discord bot project.

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Joseph Lozano • Edited on

I saw a meme about coronamingle, so decided to snatch up coronamingle.com

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Eric Ahnell

I have 2 at the moment, only one of which I use. The placeholder is ignitionigloogames.studio, which I plan to do something with eventually.

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Neo Ighodaro • Edited on

bbm.im
cuffl.com
bide.io
fle.me
yulo.co (.dev)
codedly.com (.net, .co)
pushing.io
rate.li

neo.cm
cmpsr.co

Probably would sell them all at some point maybe

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Filipe Herculano

πŸ‘€

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Reaper

just two
One for me and one for the dev studio
siddharthgelera.com
barelyhuman.dev

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cryptomance

ondatacenter.com :)

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Waylon Walker

Using everything I own... Should I be holding my kids names? Those are ones I've been tempted to hold.

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Philippe Roubert

That's actually a good idea! Especially for your name which sounds common.

But at the same time, I don't know if in the future it will be common to have your own first and second name as a domain name. Might be!

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NBull92 • Edited on

I haven't bought it, but I've been watching nick.com and nick.co.uk for years. One day I will be the only nick πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. I'm holding onto it mentally lol

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Corentin Bettiol

I own 244466666.xyz.

Its one 2, tree 4, and five 6.

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Pascal Lamers

pulledfork.dev - will be a personal tech blog

"Parked":
crybit.io
teqme.com
benecoins.org

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Flare Flames • Edited on

flareflames.com -> my personal blog
5-reasonswhy.com -> this project is still in my backlog

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Shilpa Sharma

Andre Emilio -> My Site

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Greg Hausheer

doesithaveabudget.com

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Shilpa Sharma • Edited on

imp3ringtones.com -> Take a look on my domain name

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krishna kakade

I am Learning MERN stack developer i am holding web development domain what about you? answer i am holding Dev.to platform with ruby.

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JSn1nj4β€β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

I'm actually not holding onto any. I feel weird saying that now that I know some people who do have a lot that they're holding on to. I have 1 domain, and it's because I'm using it. Lol

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morgana

Just started working on quotato.net. Kind of excited about it even though I've hardly done anything.

I also have morgana.dev... I really should do something with that at some point.

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Bhupati Barman

editorialge.com and
articleify.com It's my own blog.

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Mohammed Samgan Khan

penit.ink
codebysamgan.com

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Ghazi Khan • Edited on

My personal website:- codewithghazi

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Jorge Eψ=Āψ

For Spanish people the tldr "soy" (I'm) can be interesting
Mine is jorge.aguilera.soy so can be translate as "I'm Jorge Aguilera"

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Wachira
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Chathula Sampath