What exactly are “Domains of Our Own” and why are we inviting Ontario Extend participant to take this on?
Naming, Building, Breaking, Knowing.
For suggestions on choosing a domain name, from Moz.com How to Choose a Domain Name:
- Make it sounds like a brand (but not be one, see below)
- Make it pronounceable because of “process fluency” we remember better things we can say.
- Make it short
- Bias towards familiar Top Level Domains for businesses this means leaning towards
.combut for Canadian residents,
.cais most familiar
- Avoid trademark infringement Avoid something that is close to an established brand…
ilikecoke.canot a good idea
- Make it intuitive rather than clever or cute or an inside joke
- Append or modify it If your name is not available, what can you add (that would not make it too long) as a modifiee?
- Domain of One’s Own (University of Mary Washington)
- Making And Breaking Domain Of One’s Own: Rethinking The Web In Higher Ed (Martha Burtis)
- Neither Locked Out Nor Locked In (Martha Burtis, keynote Domains 2017 conference)
- Why ‘A Domain of One’s Own’ Matters (For the Future of Knowledge) (Audrey Watters)
- A Domain of One’s Own (Jon Udell, Wired)
- What and Why of Domains
- Setting Up Your Domain Account
- Meeting cpanel (and not getting overwhelmed)
- Quick Publishing a Calling Card
- An Email of Your Own
- Expanding Your Domain with Subdomains
- Installing a Blog
- More Domain Tools To Look At