My home on the Internet.

As some­body who is tech savvy and has a vest­ed inter­est in inter­net, blog­ging and tech­nol­o­gy in gen­er­al, I mulled over the idea of own­ing a cus­tom domain for a num­ber of years now. So the urge to do some­thing about this has nev­er been more intense, push­ing me to final­ly act on it.

I spent a lot of time in the last few weeks think­ing about what could be an ide­al name for my home on inter­net. I eyed on domains and which are both short, cool and most impor­tant­ly, are inspired by role mod­el Unfor­tu­nate­ly both of them are already tak­en. So I spent sig­nif­i­cant time scan­ning Coun­try code TLD Names Wikipedia page with the hopes of find­ing some inter­est­ing TLDs that gel well with my name, an act that only result­ed in aggra­vat­ed dis­ap­point­ment.

There were domains like and etc. avail­able but I did­n’t feel quite com­fort­able with them. So I final­ly decid­ed on as chai­tanyamsv is any­way how I already call myself on almost all of the oth­er inter­net ser­vices I love and use like Twit­ter, Flickr Deli­cious et al. So final­ly locked in which is not as short as I would have liked. How­ev­er, it, for sure, appeared like a log­i­cal exten­sion to my alias on inter­webs suf­fixed with .com. Also now I can flaunt my email id as me at chai­tanyamsv dot com and stand out a bit.

This blog orig­i­nal­ly start­ed on Blog­ger as then mor­phed into, fur­ther as and final­ly as, which will be the domain name for many more years to come.

Own­ing a blog with a cus­tom domain name is metaphor­i­cal­ly as sat­is­fy­ing as own­ing your own home. Many peo­ple already own­ing a home should, and always will, be the last rea­son for any­one to not feel spe­cial about their own home. There are many homes and then your own home, which is always spe­cial and close to your heart. The same applies to your home on the inter­net as well. There are many blogs and then the one owned by you, by your name.

By the way, On is an inter­est­ing sto­ry worth read­ing about how Matt Mul­len­weg end­ed up with an envi­able



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