Seth Godin started a conversation in respect to the affordability of web URLs and how that can change how we approach our business in repsect to the web.
As with most of his posts, bloggers and businesss people all had their comments and thoughts on the subject. Steve - Before It Was Around - took the dicussion further listing his past URLs and their place in the web today.
I liked the exercise as I ran through some of the past URLs I had purchased. The list of expired or un-acted upon URLs were merely $10 reminders of the creative process....yeah there were moments of pride swallowing as i counted up how many projects have expired or not developed. We have hundreds of ideas a day and only get to pursue a handful. So with no pride swallowing, actually with a little laughter, here are my favorite URLs that have sat dormant this year:
PaulaPassesOut.com - aw come on, at the beginning of this year's season of American Idol, it seemed inevitable that she would fall over at the judges' table. I envisioned a site dedicated to the fallout and backlash humor of Paula and the world's obsession with Pop Culture.
Thegratefulbreadtour.com - bought this one for a baker friend of mine. We were going global with t-shirts, bread recipes, bumper stickers...it was going to be a virtual gathering place for hippies and bakers alike. Today it sits empty like an old VW bus and that Ty-dyed shirt in your closet.
DamnGoodVideo.com - now this is one of my favorite. SURE, Youtube beat me to the punch on this one. I have not figured out how to be different from Youtube and I certainly do not have any plans on competing with them...BTW for the familiy friendly i bought the mirror darngoodvideo.com. Always thinking ahead with my inactivity.
Unwrapthefun.com - I bought this thinking it would be a contest site(even planned on pitching it to a candybar company)..then a friend pointed out the natural adult themes that could be assumed...does everything online come back to porn?
How about you guys? What are your favorite URLs that did not pan out? Why leave it at URLs, what about ideas, think about it, a URL is nothing more than an idea in its earliest stage, a book title if you will...keep in mind though, Scott the Name Tag Guy says, "once you have a title, the book is basically done."