I mentioned the other day that we were all getting heartly sick of Blogspot's frequent cackness and said we might well have to move to a paid service.
I've already decided on the publishing platform we will use (more on that later) and so had two things still to do before moving us:
1) Choosing a CHEAP host that was capable of hosting the software I've chosen.
2) Coming up with a domain name.
I think I've found us a very cheap host so that just leaves the domain to sort out. Well that and a huge amount of work on the back end which will make me whinge even more about lack of posting from other NewLinkers! ;)
Newlinks.co.uk is owned by a UK website company. They should donate it to us as they are crap at their jobs - click the website link on the front page for proof. That's been broke at least as long as our NewLinks has been running. Note: if newlinks.co.uk want their website updated we'll do it for money, beer and weed - mostly weed! Obviously they won't donate the domain name to us so onto the next choice.
Newlinks.com has been registered since 1997 and nothing has been done with it since. My Admiral Akbar senses tingled at this one - it smells like someone sitting on a domain waiting for a chance to make money by suing someone. That's why I'm not keen on Bungers' suggestion of NewLinks2.com - the owner of NewLinks might complain about infringing trademarks yada yada yada.
Newlinks.org and .net point to some ad portal shizzle so I won't even bother giving them the benefit of a link.
We could use a different TLD altogether like cx, tk eg newlinks.tk. I toyed with registering newlin.cx but decide against it as I wouldn't mind keeping newlinks in the domain for Google purposes.
The quicker we can come up with a name the quicker I can register it and start setting up a new site - so let's have your suggestions sharpish please!