The search for a Perfect Domain Name

This weekend I completed some of the tasks that have been on my list for more than a year. Yes, I am such an awesome procastinator. After a lot of brainstorming sessions on Whatsapp with my friends and sister, Pocketful of Maps is now the name of my two year old travel blog.

Picking up a name is even more difficult than choosing the perfect heels. All the good ones are always gone. But I have friends who are always in a state of idea-diarrhea, waiting for a chance to let it go. I liked quite a lot of the names they came up with. So in case you are looking for a travel domain name ... here you go!!

Ghummakadyogi 
Safarnama 
Darthwander 
DestinyTrekker
BootsOnWheels
EastsideBelle
WoodyGroovy

But as usual they also came up with quirky ones

Bajibaji, TravelBaji, Wanderobaji (After a typo, instead of Raji I am now called Baji)
Wandering soul (which would have invited all sorts on spirits on my blog :P) , Shapeshifter, Bhataktiaatma (at this point I had to remind them I write travel stories not Aahat *shakes head*) 
RajiHatiBori (you can always trust your friends to shorten your 20 letter full name)
Wanderlustress (errr...)
The ladyhood of travelling trousers (alphabets want their letters back :D)

After sleeping over the matter, I came up with 
TwinkleTraveller
MapsandMiles
I-Wanderer and 
Pocketful of Maps. 

It was really difficult to pick one because I loved all of them. Solution: Put up for Vote. As a result, now Pocketful of Maps resides at www.pocketfulofmaps.com



After looking at various deals by ehost, namecheap, Gandi and GoDaddy, I decided to go with GoDaddy. The integration with my blogspot site was super duper easy. I found some very useful links to configure and change DNS settings - here and here. I am not self hosting yet.


*******************

You might have noticed few things changed here as well. I found this awesome template at Gooyabi after 3 days of searching and hours of trial and error. There was one more I liked, called Blush. Check it out if you are interested in changing your template. Followed by the usual routine - Adding Twitter HandlePinterest button, adding Facebook Page and Instagram widgetI am still fixing some of the social media buttons here, so in case you notice something wrong please let me know.

These two items have been big on my list and I am so happy to have them crossed out. Please do let me know how you feel about it. *Excited*


#MondayMusings

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Raji. Love the name and the header.
    And this template looks fab too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congratulations, Raji. Love the name and the header.
    And this template looks fab too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations! I love the name and yes I am also doing the masked domain thing with GoDaddy and blogspot.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This looks great! Congratulations on taking the next step with both your sites.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Pocketful of maps is nice. I know how picking a name can get to you but looks like you have zeroed in on a nice one.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love your friends - they are the most creative bunch I've ever come across. Congratulations on the new name. I love it.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Congratulationson! Its perfect :) happy travels.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Congratulationson! Its perfect :) happy travels.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Congrats Raji! Love that name. I like GhummakadYogi too :) :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love Love the name!! And the header and template is gorgeous! Congratulations! :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Awesome raji . :D

    Haha as for ideas , ofcourse thats why friends are there na ;)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congrats on the new domain! Always a hard decision as it's such a big commitment. Love the header

    ReplyDelete
  13. Congratulations. In case you decide to change in the future, you may want to consider bikercontroller.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. You have some amazingly creative friends! I would have found it impossible to pick ONE of the suggested names! Love it! And congratulations! Can't see your new template right now on phone, so will check it out later.
    Love, Kaddu

    ReplyDelete
  15. Congratulations! The name picking job seems to have been quite fun, although obviously tedious. Loved the many names your friends picked! :D Pocketful of Maps seems perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh, what a great name. I love maps, so that title is extra attractive. The header is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Congrats ! That's a great name .
    I had four names all together for my travel blog out of which I selected INTHEBOTHWE

    http://inthebothv.blogspot.ae

    ReplyDelete
  18. This is really very interesting story. When I was purchasing my first domain, I didn't get my favorite domain name. But After the years, I am the owner of my desired domain. :)
    Article Rewriter

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your presence!! Don't forget to leave behind a comment. Love, Feedback, Brickbats!! Everything's welcome :)

Networked

How Popular Am I?

Search This Blog

Loading...