Custom Domain Woes

So I’m feeling the need to branch out from my current site URL –  this blogspot.com stuff is ok, but also, it’s pretty lame. I’m a big boy now (and getting bigger all the time, judging from the snug waistline on my pants right now..) and I’m ready for a big boy blog URL.

I checked, and badass.com is not available.  Darn.  So now what?

Well about a year ago, I asked y’all to help me rename the blog, and I think most people liked the name SingleSpeed best.  And while I wasn’t the biggest fan at the time, It’s really grown on me.

PROBLEM: none of the following are available:
singlespeed.com
singlespeed.net
singlespeed.info
singlespeed.org
singlespeed.us

So what should I do now?  I don’t think something like singlespeed.asia is much of an improvement… nor is something like my-singlespeed-blog-that-is-awesome.com

sigh.  Well if any of y’all have any good ideas for custom URL names, I’m all ears.

Or maybe I should just shut my trap and stay where I am….

What do you think, readers?

4 comments to Custom Domain Woes

  • how about some non-traditional spelling?

    a colleague at work turned "bicycle ruts" into "bikrutz" (he's the guy who ran into a stopped truck @20 mph. 5 months later he's back on his bike, but only working half-time)

    I agree a custom domain is the future. You're going to do it eventually, why not now?

  • I am the owner of singlespeed.org (sorry, not for sale), and had many of the same issues. singlespeed.com was already taken when I went for it (this was over 10 years ago), along with other variations I tried.

    Maybe try some sort of variation that also says singlespeed – 1×1, 32×17 (or whatever ratio you use), onegear, onespeed, etc?

    Good luck!

  • Add a hyphen. A quick search showed that all of the single-speed.(whatever, .com, .org, .net, .me, etc.) are all available. The concern might be that you'd have users unintentionally entering it without the hyphen, but it doesn't look like singlespeed.com resolves to anything.

  • @David – I sort of agree. Why not now? It sure isn't going to be easier to find the time a couple months from now when there's a little kid crying all the time…

    @PeterD – So YOU'RE the guy that's ruining my life right now. lol. Enjoy the domain. Fair warning, though, you'd better stay current on those registration fees or I will snake that domain from you in a second. I've been watching it for several years now.

    @Jimmy – I've thought about hyphenating, and I suppose that's the direction I'm leaning, although when I search, I only find a couple hyphenated versions available (.me, .us, according to godaddy). Right now that's my best option, I guess.