How to name your kid (wait is the domain name available?)

Everyone has their own way of picking names for the kids, some are based on local or religious custom, others just pick names they like, well enter a new criteria in name selection, is the domain name available?

Likewise newborn Bennett Pankow joined his four older siblings in getting his own Internet moniker. In fact, before naming his child, Mark Pankow checked to make sure “” hadn’t already been claimed.

“One of the criteria was, if we liked the name, the domain had to be available,” Pankow said. It was, and Pankow quickly grabbed Bennett’s online identity.

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One Response to How to name your kid (wait is the domain name available?)
  1. Roger Lim
    August 22, 2007 | 10:12 am

    Seems like a marketing ploy from domain registrars like GoDaddy (no pun intended) or Network Solutions. I guess it’s all personal preference. For me, there’s little reason to have a domain with my name, it’s too easily traced back to myself. And how will my email addres look?? is a bit strange.

    Also when you register, you need to enter valid contact information, which anyone can look up using whois. Granted you can subscribe to some private registration services (like I do), but it’s an added cost.