When do you buy the domain?

Aaron O'Leary
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When you have a new idea do you buy the domain straight away or wait a while? I tend to get the domain first hence why I have about 10 unused domains right now 😬

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Building Clapup.me
usually when there is a solid base to proceed with idea and concept
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Share my idea,and try to make it.
The same as you ,indeed many ideas seem it's wonderful.It tells me that is a mistake when making those out . Maybe we should cool down~ and think about it times .
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CEO at REACTIVE LIONS INC.
I’ve a separate list in my notes tracker. When an idea or a project re-emerges couple times, it’s time to launch a landing page and get a domain.
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Head of Product Design at Product Hunt
In the middle of the night, about 3 years before I start working on the idea.
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Co-founder, Snippyly πŸš€ (YC W22)
@syswarren Absolutely! Buying domain is so cheap but the excitement it creates when you buy it for an idea that you just had, is amazing! Its like butterflies in your stomach! πŸ˜…
Founder of Taskforce.sh, Adrapid.com
I would recommend wait. I have bought domains thinking they were awesome only to realize a couple of weeks later that the domain actually sucked. As your idea matures also the naming will do, no rush to buy anything when you are just excited about the next "big" idea you had.
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Learning <3
always have a stash of names in had as you work on your idea, if it a great idea and you can't shake it off go check which one is available and claim it
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Subject Matter Expert: Tech & Defense
First decide if you intend to pursue the online business idea. Before purchasing the domain name it makes sense to examine the domain names of rivals and industry leaders. Then take note of any keywords they use as well as their domain extension.
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Dotcom connoisseur at Zlipa.com
I buy it well before I start coding πŸ™‚
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i build things
Unlike everyone else. I buy a domain randomly when I am sad or down, same way my girlfriend buys a new dress when she's sad. I know its not normal but I can't help it.
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@ikennaobieze Did you resell them?
Tealpod.com, Watermark.ink, KeyVal.org
@ikennaobieze You have a happy reason to buy :)
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i build things
@aryanvenkat No, I let them expire if I change my mind. I only renew if in use.
Brazilian guy working with tech
Buying domain names is an addiction by itself for me haha I usually buy the domain when I come up with a good name. Sometimes that's the first thing, sometimes it takes a while
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All limitations are self-imposed.
Have the solid idea first before buying.
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Community @Genies πŸ‘½πŸ…°οΈπŸ––
If it's relatively inexpensive, I just buy the domain. Helps motivate me get the project started even if it doesn't workout in the end.
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Product maker
Buy first, set to auto-renew after (and if) the project is done 😁
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Traditional domains into Nifties
Good domain names are expensive! Either launch on a lesser domain and prove the idea or if you have the capital, get the domain first.
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#1 Software for Fire & Safety Industry
As soon as MVP is alive, working and ready
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Sales @ Product Hunt
Out of curiosity, how many domains do you all own?
What is a domain?
1 - 5
6 - 15
16 - 30
I own all the domains
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Founder, Restep #NoCode
@lanre_akinyemi honestly not sure
Technical Lead - PropTechs/CivilData/SME
I buy the domain first. When I finish the project, AWESOME. When I don't finish the project, I unregister the domain, 'cause I am not a A-Hole domain hoarder. :)
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i build things
@marvinpoo I hate those folks that just hoard domains, especially the good one for no reason other than to spite the rest of us.
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Product Hunt Explorer
Right after I decide that I'm going to work on it. I don't buy a domain name because I have a "great idea." If I feel like I'm commited to it, then yes, I'll register a domain name.
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Software developer
Tricky! I'd say after the product has started to take shape, I went through 3 domains before settling on one.
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NFTPedia - NFT Search made easy
like you, I check and buy the domain right away.
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i build things
@nftpedia I am glad I am not alone on this. Without planning, I buy domains hoping I would use it someday.
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NFTPedia - NFT Search made easy
@ikennaobieze yep, but I don't renew it if nothing substantial happens