Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I got

Few months ago, when I wanted to move this blog to my own domain, my preferred choice was, but it was not available that time and I had to settle for [details here]

On march 15th I got an email which read “Recently we have acquired, since you own the .net version of this domain we would like to know if you are interested in buying it” The link they gave said I will have to pay US $ 450 to buy from them. That was not practical for me (INR 18000 for a domain name) and said I can’t afford and not interested.

Today I was casually running a whois lookup of and learnt that it was available. I grabbed it without a second thought. It did cost me USD 10, just 2.2% of what I was asked to pay earlier.

Now I have to think what to do with that domain. Having spent significant efforts promoting now it may not be a good idea to move this blog to, again confusing everyone, trying to make people edit the links they gave to to etc.

I’ve temporarily linked it to by other blog, which is dead and inactive. Most probably I will try to set up some website and run it on

Your thoughts please.

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sagar trapasia said...

Its actually useless now to get bcz all your seo stuff is done for .net but maybe u can use to redirect it to

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Yes Sagar,

I am aware of that. URL Redirection can be a temporary usage... Does't make sense to leave it like that for whole year...

Manoj said...
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Manoj said...

Congrats on ur new buy.
Your blog is very well maintained.
I like it when people write such intersting articles about our coastal Karnataka.
I think this is what should come in newspaper columns(editorials) rather than discussions about cricketers pay, actors' privacy etc..

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Manoj. I take that as a complement

RVR said...

I am retired engineer and I find your blogs on different subjects and cautioning 'Aam Adhmi' in investing like Club Mahindra, Amway etc. Your study of icici card is interesting.
I am presently in Houston on a visit to my son here and will be back in Bangalore by Aug.
I am sure your domain will be full and informative in either or both dotnet & dotcom or both.

Wishing you the best and hunting for more bloggers like you,

Shrinidhi Hande said...


Thanks for your wishes and support.

Mohan said...

Hi Srinidhi, Congratulations on getting the .com domain. However, if you ask me what to do with the new one.. it is simply redundant. I am saying this from my experience.

As you are aware, I recently moved from to Lost a huge traffic on a daily basis, It takes a whole lot of time again to get back that traffic. It is need a painful task if you decide to change. Think twice before moving any further...

I don't want you to repeat the same mistake as that of mine!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Yes. I know the loss of traffic that happens if URL changes.

But Google ensured a very smooth transition last time when I moved from to

However now I do not plan to move this blog to Will use to give rebirth to my other blog.