Let’s play a game. What do the following items have to do with one another (aside from being bullet-point items in a list on this website)?

  • My first email address was dropsofintensity at hotmail, because I was just that emo.
  • In 2002, I created my first blog on xanga.com. My username was (and still is) danlang.
  • My current (personal/professional) email address is danslang at gmail because danlang was not available.
  • My UNI email address is danlang at uni.edu because danlang was available.
  • renaissancedan seemed like a perfect domain name because it sort of encompasses my tendency to be perpetually interested/involved in a plethora of different subjects / topics  causes / ideas / specialties / obsessions.
  • This past Sunday, I turned 28.
  • I’m going to be an English teacher, I hope to be an author, I hope to enact positive social change in pretty much everything I do, and I am a huge technology enthusiast/addict/lover.

Any guesses?

Okay, fine, I’ll spill.

Lately, I can’t stop thinking about finding “the one.”

You know, the one that will be with you forever? The one that will keep your interest, continue to be relevant, offer all you need, and the one that will like all the same things you do?

That’s right, I’m looking for a new domain name. Maybe.

What about RenaissanceDan? Well, what about it? Is it “the one?” I’m not sure. RenaissanceDan seemed to work on a number of levels. It’s a play on words, which is always fun, and the “Renaissance Man” analogy seems to fit well with my tendency to be interested in/informed about about a dozen topics at once.

But ever since my first blog, I’ve always wanted the danlang.com domain name. And in its absence, I just want to find that “perfect” domain – one that somehow encompasses my interests in education, technology, books, civic action, music, video games, and anything else I happen to be dabbling in at that moment.

Maybe RenaissanceDan is the domain that does all that for me. I’m just so indecisive!

I also like the idea of things like thinkteachspeak.com, or teachtoknow, or other more descriptive domains.

AHHH, INDECISION! Help me out! What do you think? Any other suggestions?

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2 comments
Brian
Brian

I like danlang, it's simpler, easier to spell, and shorter. also, Xanga :)

danlang
danlang

I like danlang, too - but danlang.com isn't available, unfortunately. It's been "parked" (as in purchased, but unused) for a number of years now. danslang.com is still available, I believe, but I don't like that as much. And yeah, Xanga, lol.

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