On a whim, I registered a domain name. I’m now the proud owner of winnepocket.com.
Winnepocket is the name of the lake in New Hampshire where my parents have our summer cottage aka “The Camp”. I have many fond memories there. Having just returned from vacation there, it was on my mind and I started searching for it on the web. I was surprised to see the .com domain was not taken (nor were .net, .us, or any others). Then again, I’m not sure many people are looking to squat domains for small lakes in New Hampshire.
I’ve heard good things about GoDaddy, so I popped over there and reserved the domain for 2 years for $16. GoDaddy sure is cheap and the registration was not difficult, though they do try to upsell you quite a bit.
Now I have no idea what I’ll do with this domain, but I like the name. Maybe it would be good name for a company someday. Currently the web site forwards to boulter.com and all emails are forwarded to me. Anybody want a @winnepocket.com forwarding address?
I wonder how long it will take before I get my first spam.