Buy the domain

I've owned for a long time. I was probably in high school when I first learned how to buy domains and, of course, I wanted to buy my name as a domain – and it just had to be a dot com.

In college, while I was working at the Apple store, I was getting more into web development and getting a better idea of how to make websites and how the Internet as a whole worked. Naturally, finding unique and cheap domain names became a past-time hobby for my nerdy friends and me.

Over the years, I've bought some good ones and some very, very bad ones. I remember I used to buy the domain names of up-and-coming rappers and then email them to see if they wanted a website. Surprisingly, a lot of them did. Some of them called me out for my backwards business strategy. I still cringe at the thought of those emails. I never followed through with any of them, not sure why, to be honest.

Today, I own 12 domains – most of which I don't use or even look at. Of all the domains I bought and came across, though, the best one was one that I didn't buy:

Although the Apple store paid me well (at least for an 18-year-old), they didn't pay me well enough for the $300 asking price of that domain. I remember the thought of whether or not I should buy the domain kept me up for two days. I didn't end up buy it. It was too much money.

Eventually, I got a job as a software engineer intern and started making decent money. I decided that, now, I can buy the domain! When I went to go check it, the asking price was $1,000. I didn't buy it. A year later it was $3,000. Last year it was $10,000. Today, it's a venture capital backed digital bank.

$300 isn't that much money. Buy the domain.