What domain should I use?

February 13th, 2010 by Alistair MacDonald Leave a reply »

I have now decided to move my blog to WordPress following Blogger discontinuing there FTP service. Thank you for the words of advice.

I have another decision to make now and your input would be appreciated. The question is… Should I move this main “tech, rant, fun” blog to another domain.

A while ago I registered “alistairmacdonald.org” and “macdonald.info”. My intention was to use these as my professional front-end and keep my “agm.me.uk” for more personal projects. Last year I managed to register “alistairmacdonald.com” that I was planning to use instead of the “.org”. I also have a few “.co.uk” domains that I never used in the end including “Millisecond”, “Multitrack”, and “Stereophonic”.

I know a few people don’t like my “agm.me.uk” address. The reason why I like it is that it is short, AGM (my initials) are memorable, and it is controlled by Nominet so subject to UK and not oversees law. The down side is that the domain does not instantly identify it’s self as mine, the “.me.uk” is often sometimes with “.co.uk”, and more recently people have been missing off the “.uk” with the addition of the “.me” top level domain.

No matter what happens I anticipate still using “agm.me.uk” for my pet projects and micro sites. I am also actively moving some pet projects to the domain in a cost saving exercise.

So, what are your thoughts?


1 comment

  1. Paul Albinson says:

    I would say have alistairmacdonald.com as your professional site as it is the most professional and is your name.

    agm.me.uk as either your blog or personal projects site as it is easy to remember and short.

    Maybe use macdonald.info for either blog or personal projects dependent on which you decide to use agm.me.uk for.

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