03 March 2020
So, moment of honesty here, I own a lot of domains. Domains are first-come-first-serve globally unique internet identifiers and thinking of new and cool ones excites me! Finding something that is short, clever, unique, and cool is the holy grail of domains, and I’m pretty happy with owning jsul.ly - it fits my nickname’s mnemonic (“J-Sully”), is very short, has a well-known TLD (.ly, .com, .net, .org are all great), and is a clever combination of the TLD into the domain name itself.
But jsul.ly doesn’t work well for anybody that’s not me. Nor do jonsullivandev.com, sull.tech, jsd.llc, or any of my other random domains that I’ve accumulated over the years.. those domain names just wouldn’t make sense for content or contacts that aren’t literally me!
I wanted to build something for my family. Something that could be a point
of reference for all of my family members and also give them access to a custom
email endpoint so they would never need to use
again - when you have a web engineer in the family, your whole family should
be rocking their own domain! The tricky part here was that Sullivan is quite
a popular name. Luckily with some digging and searching, I did find a sweet, unique
domain and thus the family site was born.
With a small bio and social links for each member of the family, the site is nothing
huge, but rather focuses on being small, concise, and accurate. And the domain
itself allows each person in the family to have a great email address since the
domain is our last name.
Joel@Sullivans.co sound pretty
great to me.
Check it out!