Registering Your Childs’ Domain Name

Registering a child’s domain name is becoming more and more common these days.  Some couples are receiving their baby’s domain name registration as a gift.  At the cost of about $10.00 a year, couples will invest about $160.00 for the domain registration to remain valid until the child reaches sixteen years old.

Not a bad investment, if you consider a domain name for your child’s name to be important. The first web site was put on the web by Tim Berners Lee in 1991. 108 million sites have been added since then and, several thousand sites are added everyday.  Let’s face it… the Internet isn’t going away.

Surprisingly, no government or central authority controls the World Wide Web… thank goodness.  This allows free enterprise and trade to have no barriers.  Private companies such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN regulate their own search engines, putting their own restrictions in place.

Off-line business are joining the World Wide Web as a means of supporting their companies bottom line. Social sites and blogs are growing in popularity as a means of meeting people with like interests and, businesses are using them as a means of networking.  So what does this mean to your child?

Even though your baby will may not use the domain name for several years to come, having your child’s digital identity already established provides an easy-to-remember, personal or business web address, when the time comes.

You may want to consider this important step for yourself too. It makes it possible to have an e-mail address without all the numbers if you have a common name.  Since blogs are becoming more and more popular as a means of communication between friends and family members, having your own domain name will become increasingly more important for those who want to be easily located.

If you’ve ever tried to register a domain name for your business, you probably realize that finding one that’s not already taken can be difficult. Having your own Web business in your name is becoming increasingly vital… as it will be for your child.

If your decide to register your child’s domain name, make sure you put privacy precautions in place. Companies, such as Go Daddy, allow domain buyers to register anonymously. In other words, you don’t have to make your child’s name, address and other contact information accessible to the public.

Often time, free domain registration does not give you this opportunity… therefore, the child’s information is  publicly searchable.  It’s best to pay a little bit for the opportunity to have a privacy policy in place.

The most prized address is “YourChildsName.Com” Next is “YourChildsName.Net” I don’t think “YourChildsName.Gov” is a very good idea unless you know he’s going to be the President of the United States.

Some folks don’t think it’s wise to register their children’s names… but…  I’m giving you this little bit of information so you can at least weigh the consideration.

Till later,

Kathy Griffiths
Insightful Nana

P.S.  Sorry… is already taken… by me!

P.S.S.  When Britney Spears announced the name of her last child, someone registered the name immediately… I’m sure…hoping to cash in on the possibility she’ll pay “big bucks” to buy it back.

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