Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by gkd_uk, Jul 31, 2007.
If you can remember, what year did you start your first site?
A Tomb Raider forum and I started that in 2004. I gave it away and it's still running today.
My first site was a university project
What made you give the forum away Bionic Woman?
My first site is gamesareus I think I registered it in 1998 , domain name registration cost about Â£200 back then
Â£200, that was expensive. Was it an established domain name or was it one that had never been used?
It was such a niche of a forum based around Tomb Raider and it didn't really take off because there are more greater and far better Tomb Raider forums around. I found that the general chat area was the most used of all on the Tomb Raider site and eventually decided to pass it over to the other admin and start a new venture. I spent over 2 and a half years working on it and even got a custom Tomb Raider skin made for it. Here's the link if you want to check it out: http://www.tombraidermanor.co.uk
I very rarely visit there now.
It looks quite busy
It was just a domain name that has never been used.
It was expensive back then
Yes, it was quite expensive
If the prices were still the same, there would probably be less spam sites etc, as anyone can start a website now.
What do you think?
You are righ, also, lots of good domain will still be available
It is so diffcult to grab hold of a good domain name. It takes a long time to find one that is available.
People are buying thousands of domains, parking them and then selling them.
Do you think there should be a change in domain name purchasing policy?
When i registered gamesareus.com and awful lot of domain were available, domain horders cannot afford to hord domain name at about Â£200 per domain
Was that Â£200 per year?
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