Have You Snatched Up Your Baby's Domain Name Yet?Madeline Holler
Forbes blogger Deborah Sweeney wants parents-to-be to consider more than popularity, originality or room decor when choosing baby names. She writes that they need to think about domain names when deciding what to call your bundle of joy.
Babies named John Smith are going to have a hard time securing an eponymous URL — more on why he’d want to in a second. But Like Adler? She’s good. For now. No doubt her web-enthusiast parents have already purchased her web address.
So why does Sweeney think all kids need a URL? Well, she doesn’t exactly. But she offers these reasons to at least consider getting one.
1. Securing your kids’ intellectual property.
No, really, sites like GoDaddy are trying to get parents to snatch up URLs, arguing your child will need it to establish an online identity. (Isn’t that what Facebook is for?) Anyway, Sweeney says “[t]he purchase of a site URL also serves as a valuable investment- an inexpensive buy for children to later inherit.”
2. They’re cheap!
You won’t feel swindled when your kid looks at you and says “URLs? What. Ever.”
3. It will make your child feel loved. (Or, in the world of the Adlers, liked?)
I’m not convinced that my kids need a URL. Nor am I convinced they will have wanted one. I’m not saying it’s a bad idea, but is it really such a good one? Here’s help finding a unique baby name if you’re looking for it.
Of course, a web address differs from a gmail account, which aren’t available for baby’s first 13 years.
Do your kids have their own URLs. Did you purchase them pre- or post-birth?
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