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#1
Domain name change
Posted on: 2010/3/8 18:12
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So... why was it changed?
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#2
Re: Domain name change
Posted on: 2010/3/8 22:05
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I also wonder... it's more to write when you need to enter the address manually...


EDIT: Didn't see the news until now. Some people needs change all the time, usually girls...
But, as it's not a commercial site - or is it - shouldn't it have an .org-address?
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#3
Re: Domain name change
Posted on: 2010/3/8 22:47
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Why not one more (!) address?
I'll use "vr32.de" in the future, too.

Chris was able to buy an additional address because so many users donate so much money, I think.

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#4
Re: Domain name change
Posted on: 2010/3/8 23:35
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I bought mine for about €10, so registering the domain name is usually not that expensive. ;-)
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#5
Re: Domain name change
Posted on: 2010/3/9 0:24
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Pretty cool! You donate 10 Euros to PVB - enough for the new domain.
Well done!
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#6
Re: Domain name change
Posted on: 2010/3/9 1:10
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You too...

Everyone that likes this forum should donate something.
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#7
Re: Domain name change
Posted on: 2010/3/9 9:00
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It's only 12 EUR a year for a .com domain at my hoster. But the donations definitely helped, thanks again!

.com adresses don't really stand for commercial sites anymore, that classification is long obsolete. Instead, they are THE international domain in people's minds, while .de most likely sounds weird first to the most people. If you're new to one site and not used to the domain, which sounds better? bg28.ch or gameboyland.com? (Just a random example, not sure if these sites really exist.)

I hope that, with the new domain, the site is more attractive to new people, maybe even ranks better on US Google due to the international domain. Also, so many people talk about the site as "VR32" instead of "PVB", "Planet VB" or "Planet Virtual Boy". Hopefully, there won't be any more confusion now.

Actually, I really wanted pvb.com for the shortness, but it's blocked by some f***ing domain reseller. Although I hate that type of business and don't want to support it by buying domains, I still tried to contact them several times, but got no responses. I guess my offers were too low. :(

So planetvb.com ist a good and cheap alternative, IMO, keeping in mind that we already had that domain years ago as a second domain but lost it.
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Re: Domain name change
Posted on: 2010/3/9 12:11
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vr32.de is the second hit after Wikipedia with Google when searching for "virtual boy"...

I don't see the problem, who really cares about top domains?
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#9
Re: Domain name change
Posted on: 2010/3/9 20:57
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Quote:

KR155E schrieb:
If you're new to one site and not used to the domain, which sounds better? bg28.ch or gameboyland.com?


Yes, you are right. But in this example the new domain is:
"gbland.com"!

The real home of this side should be
"planetvirtualboy.com"
or maybe better "planet-virtual-boy.com"

Both domains are still available...
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#10
Re: Domain name change
Posted on: 2010/3/9 22:04
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Quote:

e5frog schrieb:

I don't see the problem, who really cares about top domains?


Most people? :) It's what represents the site, an important part of a site's identity.

Quote:

RAD schrieb:

The real home of this side should be
"planetvirtualboy.com"
or maybe better "planet-virtual-boy.com"


Right. Then again, these are too long. ;-)

pvb.com would be so perfect. :(
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