Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What's In A Name?

A friend notified me early this afternoon that someone .com'ed my Etsy store name.

I am miffed. Why, you may wonder?

My blood pressure skyrocketed for about two hours until I come to the conclusion that:

1) I am mad that I didn't do it first. I'm mad at myself. Yeah, it's a dumbass reason. No, I really don't want the hassle of dealing with any other websites besides my Etsy store and my Blog. That's enough stress. What would be the point? I have total freedom on my blog and I can even sell here too if I wanted to, using a PayPal widget.

2) It seems like they poached the name because it was 'cute.' Of course it's cute! I made it up! But if they didn't poach it on purpose then they're going to have fun thinking of alternate blog names. *smile*

I opened my Etsy store on June 7th, 2008 and my Blog on the same day, although my first post wasn't until the 19th of June. Then suddenly today the .com is taken. Very nice.

The decision that I have come to is that ultimately I don't care. I'm not going to open a terrascents2.com or a terrascents.whatever.com just to have a .com because I already do. They just have other cute names after terrascents... like.... blogspot... and etsy... .com

I will still continue to offer the same products eventhough there is a .com out there that has nothing to do with ME and goes by the name TerraScents. Aggravating, but there ya go.

www.TerraScents.Etsy.com will remain my home.

1 comment:

thefunkyfelter (a.k.a. Shalana) said...

I did just that - I registered the .com name, my etsy shop, blog, etc. all around the same time. I also researched the name before I did so both by an internet search and at the us trademark site. It is a good reminder to all! You just never know unless you check. Thanks for the article :)