A few years back, I started looking for some additional domains to sit alongside slickhouse.com on the world wide web. I purchased alternative tld's such as .info, .net and .co.uk - later cancelling the former.
I also came across lazlow.net - ideal for me as I use the name Lazlow in many forms, including online gaming. The name Lazlow comes from the Radio DJ famous for his sound production and voice roles in the Grand Theft Auto series of games.
The site situated at lazlow.net has been fairly static since day one, with very few changes. In the near future, I'm planning on updating it as a central hub for my online presence, linking to all the sites I've either created or feature on.
The domain lazlow.co.uk at the time, was taken by a UK band and was due for renewal in March 2009. Due to Nominet's rules, .co.uk domains only become available after 60 days of expiry. So, earlier this month I registered it with GoDaddy and have forwarded it to the .net domain. Behold, lazlow.co.uk
I think that I am starting an obsession with domains. Since purchasing Slickhouse.co.uk and .net, I've also bought another two - including Lazlow.net
I was surprised to see (using whois) that Lazlow.net was available and that no domain squatters were occupying it. Within 24 hours, the domain was mine - and 48 hours later I've got a page up and running.
For now, it's an SEO experiment as the site is a single page full of interesting links - 99% of which involve me. Perhaps Google will enjoy crawling the page, especially as it is valid, accessible and semantically correct. In fact, the XHTML/CSS code behind it is my best effort to date. Nothing fancy - just markup that's clean and degrades well.
Have a go at resizing the page too (ctrl and +/-) to see how every element increases/decreases in size. That's thanks to using ems for everything, from font-size to margin, height and width.
If I think of a better use for the domain, I'll let you know - but in the mean time, it's more of an index to the growing web presence of myself. Think of it as an ego boost?