Categories: Domain names, Online life, Site Updates, Technology
I just realised that my blog is opened for more than 11 years now. The “violinstar.net” domain name is more than 11 years old now. Like wow! Next year, it will be a decade!
When I started this blog with this name, I didn’t expect to see it last for close to a decade. I didn’t expect it to follow me since the start of university days (bachelor degree) to my first job, then to my grad school (master degree) and now my third job.
Let’s see how long I will still use this domain name. I actually still like the name so maybe another decade more to go?
Categories: Domain names, Online life, Personal life, School life
I have been thinking about getting another domain name. But not sure what I want to do with it though. Perhaps open another blog? Or just use it for my online portfolio? Well, I am not entirely sure what I will do with it. Not exactly keen to open another blog because I have ViolinStar.NET. I like posting about random stuff – either related to my life or just technology/beauty reviews. It is quite interesting to read back at my old blog posts and realised how much I have change over the years (or maybe over a few months). I have become older and more mature, and hopefully wiser as well. Even my writing style has changed over the years. I have been blogging at ViolinStar.NET for more than 9 years now. Like wow, can you believe it? 9 years worth of blog entries?! Yes yes, I can’t believe it either. I still love the name violinstar too. Even after 9 years… Guess now it can be used as a synonym for my name too? Hahaha.
I used to open blogs and web sites like almost every year. My blogs don’t usually last for more than 2 years and I am constantly moving from 1 subdomain to another subdomain. It is only through DDBoard (some domain name forum) that I got this domain name for free. Okay, not exactly for free since I have to earn points bu posting forum posts and finally accumulated enough points to get a .net domain name. Actually, I wanted to get a .com domain name but violinstar.com was taken at that time. I really like the words violin star so I switched to a .net domain name. After some time, I have grown to like .net as well which is why I didn’t register for violinstar.com after the site has close down and they released the domain name for a while before it got taken by the domain name buyers. It used to be a web site for violinists but now it is just taken for the domain name buyers hoping to sell that domain name at a higher price. Well, I guessed the old site has quite a high alexa/google page rank which is why it attracted the domain name buyers to purchase it.
I had my first Trademarks lecture as part of my Foundations of IP Law this week and one of the key points I take away from the class is that sometimes it might be better for a business not to register their trademark because the trademark is too simplistic thus, not as distinctive. However, the lawyer should still advise their clients to use the trademark and register it after some time when their business/trademark become more well known to the public. Then they can try to register for the trademark and get it approved. During the time when the trademark is not registered, their trademark will still enjoy goodwill/passing off (okay, that’s when my concept is not that strong and I don’t remember the name for it) protection and they can sue others for using their trademark, even though it is not registered.
IP law is actually very interesting. I can only hope that I can pass the module because I am still not used to how law essays/arguments are structured. But I am still motivated to study for it. Let’s see how long all these will last then…
Anyway, back to my initial topic of this blog post. I am still thinking if I should get another domain name and if I do get it, what should I use it for. Hmm…