It’s a good idea to register your child’s name in a domain name if it is available. This advice is given by people within the domain name business and others, including the Wall St. Journal last year.
See if the domain name for your child is still available. Click here to find out: https://t.co/DlkNqFL6sM
— VERISIGN (@VERISIGN) February 10, 2016
After Verisign tweeted the message above, I navigated to a website they operate to help parents register matching domain names for their children, MyFirstDomain.com. On this page, you can enter the full name of a child and Verisign will share the available .com and .net domain names that can be registered. This includes domain names that have the first and last names as well as the first, middle, and last names. The less “common” a name, the more likely there will be matching domain names to hand register.
On this website, I noticed that there was another tool mentioned that allow parents to be to “Find baby names based on available domains.” If you go to MyVeryFirstDomain.com, you can enter your last name and select “boy” or “girl” and a list of available name .com or .net domain names is shown. Out of curiosity, I entered my own last name and I see that AndrewSilver.com, KatherineSilver.com, and DonaldSilver.com are all available to hand register.
I can’t imagine choosing a baby’s name based on domain name availability, but these are neat tools.