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Personal :: Why must I cost $1,600?
  submitted on January 9, 2008, 3:35 PM


I wanted to say thanks to those of you who left nice comments about our wedding pictures. I'd love to be able to put some of our professional pictures up, but our photographer was a tad on the difficult side, and we don't have any digital copies of anything, which is why we wanted to get as many pictures from friends and family as possible.

Anyways, when I first decided to put together this site, one of the things I pondered for a while was the domain name. Obviously, I would love to have the domain name mikemaloney.com. It's very easy for people to remember, and if I tell someone to check out something on my site, mikemaloney.com, chances are pretty good that they're going to remember.

Unfortunately, as is often the case with domain names that are even slightly common, it was already taken. I ended up going with secondcitysaint.com, partially because back when I was big into pro wrestling, there was a tag team called the Second City Saints. I always thought it was a cool name, and a friend of mine actually suggested using it, since I'm from Chicago it applies in that sense.

Anyways, the other day I decided to get a price quote to see how much mikemaloney.com would cost to buy, just for kicks. Their response? $1,600! For a web domain! And not even a popular one, for some guy's name. I've done a Google search for Mike Maloney. There aren't really any OMG popular Mikes out there. Hell, I'm the 7th listing on the results page! And yet mikemaloney.com costs $1600? So, so lame.

I would love to own my domain. I would certainly be willing to pay money for it. $1600 is quite a bit of money, though, and I'd have to have a bunch of cash just sitting around for me to put down that kind of money on a domain name. I guess it could be a poker goal of mine to win that money, but there are other things that are higher up on my list of Stuff to Get With My Poker Money.

Sorry for the random post, just wanted to complain about how valuable my name is, apparently.

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