Thursday, 19 March 2015

My eponymous domain name: ian.gent

There's not a lot to say in this post.  Simply that I bought the domain name


This is possible because recently the Belgian region of Gent (usually spelt Ghent in English) started its own top level domain .gent

I don't know how people have domain names which are their name, i.e. eponymous domain names. It's not that unusual to have a domain like iangent.com, which I also own.  

Right now I've just pointed these URLs to my university address, but it's nice to be able to point people at http://ian.gent. It's basically a modern-era version of a vanity number plate.

Update: I've now moved my main blog URL to be http://blog.ian.gent. I wouldn't have done this but it looks like all the old links still work, which is nice.   So e.g. if somebody sends you to the Petrie Multiplier blog post at http://iangent.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/the-petrie-multiplier-why-attack-on.html, you should find yourself at http://blog.ian.gent/2013/10/the-petrie-multiplier-why-attack-on.html

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