My first name is Donavon and I own the domain donavon.com (sorry Donavon Frankenreiter). It wasn't hard to get, as I registered it way back in the day when the Internet was crawling out of the primordial ooze. Plus let's face it, there aren't too many Donavons out there.
Coincidently, I know two other people who have their first (or given name) as their domain.
molly.com - Molly E. Holzschlag is a well-known Web standards advocate, instructor, and author.
Hey, guess what? Dick.com is not owned by someone with that first name.
Are there any other (givenname).com's out there? As elite members of society (not unlike a first chair violinist) we must band together. That's why I've formed a Facebook group called (givenname).com.
To join this "invitation only" group, send me an email from your givenname domain. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org where givenname = donavon (of course).
- Dori said on May 13, 2008 at 6:32 PM ...
Oh, there are a number of us out there. Two more I can think of off the top of my head: lynda.com and tantek.com.
- Donavon West said on May 13, 2008 at 8:40 PM ...
Welcome aboard Dori! Feel free to invite any other (givennames).com's that you may know.