I always wanted to make the moment special, like people want to make their precious moments special. Like wedding or first anniversary of their ventures or relationships...or any such moments. For me it's the first big step to independence. My own site, my own works all means I have something of my own to work with.
Today I learned one thing from my experience of domain purchase. There is no special moments to wait for when it comes to buying online space that can be easily grabbed by others anytime. Like any other website, having a good site name was important for me. I tried find something with my name Jia Sen. But the commonest name form that my site could have is already taken. So I decided to go with jiasenART. The idea came from deviantART website. It's simple yet it serves the purpose beautifully. I checked every day if the domain is available or not and when I saw it is available I went to build my site with my peace of mind. I looked around a bit on internet and made conclusion that this address will not be purchased in near future as I do not find any other artist by same name as mine with a prominent online presence.
This morning while I was building my site and giving final touches and thinking of buying the domain within one or two days I went on checking the domain availability again. For some reason (may be I mistyped) all of a sudden I saw the domain is not available. A chill swam down my spine. I started seeing darkness covering my eyes. I knew there are other names available and other site domain apart from .com, but I wanted the address so badly. I messaged my close friend and told him that the site address is not available. Poor guy was out in morning walk with his dog, had to rush back home to his PC to check with the site. In the mean time I checked again and saw this time the address is showing available. I did not wait another second to get the address. I knew this is my moment of truth. I can not wait for another day to finish my site building and then purchasing the domain.I immediately bought the domain, though even I had few difficulties buying the domain but my friend cleared things up for me.
Today I learned two things:
- No matter how much we plan our lives, not everything goes along with the plan. There are times when your confidence can be tested against you. There can come such moments which become precious without making an effort for it.
- Always keep a close friend closer. You never know how special they can be in your precious moments.
So this is my first experience in a long journey that started today. I will be posting my personal experience, business tips, art and design tutorials etc to my blog. Please keep an eye on my blog for more.Thanks for reading. If you have any such experiences regarding your start up....please do share....