Domain Name: Digital Self

Why would we have our own domain name? I think students or faculty members may have their own domain name because it shapes who they are. We are in a world that opens an unlimited variety of usage of the Internet. Creating your own domain name can’t hurt social media. It just improves who we are. Rather than using our full name we can create something that describes our personality or a memory. I think other people have their own domain name to identify the domain host. A student for example might use something catchy whereas a faculty member might keep it profession. According to educational therapist, Warren Arbogast’s point of view of domain name is; “that they don’t only control and own, but they understand how it works.”

I would choose my DM based on who I am. It will incorporate my name and also a part of something I find interesting.

I would like to use “jtproductionz” or “jtcreate” as my domain name because of my initial first and last name, J.T. I like to work with all kinds of productions and share my creative ideas with others. I checked my domain name’s availability at and it lit up green once I created my DM. My initial domain would have been ‘jtproductions’ but was already taken and I think the ‘z’ makes it a bit more fancy and catchy. Hence, student domain. Also it would have cost over 2K for an ‘s’. As opposed to a ‘z’ is way cheaper.

Domain Domination

We, as a society, have truly submerged ourselves into the age of the Internet. And in doing so, we have added on to our personal identities by creating domains within the Web. Most people, such as students and even professors, find it essential to have a “domain of one’s own”. There is so much importance in being able to have your own place in the World Wide Web and being able to control where you can showcase your talents, create and execute ideas, as well as just share the things that you’re interested in. You’re able to connect with people in a way that you wouldn’t be able to offline, especially since you can interact with a large amount of people from anywhere in the world – something that you wouldn’t be able to do outside of the Internet.

After listening to Tech Therapy with Jim Groom, I strongly feel that most people nowadays, especially the youth, find it more worthwhile to create domains for strictly personal usage. This allows a lot more flexibility and comfort when adding to this domain, as opposed to a more professional one where you have to sort of follow a guideline as to what you can post from what you can’t, and even though this can be rather restricting, it is definitely valuable in its own sense.

I’ve personally already created my own domain name and have been editing my digital identity for quite some years now. I’ve been thinking a lot about whether I want to add on to the domain name I already have or create a completely new one. It’s a huge decision to make. A part of me wants to just use my name and create my first professional online identity and then another part of me wants to maintain the personal identity that I’ve already created and just build upon it. I think for now I’ll go with the latter. I won’t share my domain name just yet because “stealing one’s identity” is a thing and someone may read it, like it, and decide to use the domain name for themselves. But, the reason I chose it two years ago was because I’ve always been a huge lover of anything aquatic themed. I just feel people can learn so much from the ocean(s) and all it/they inhabit, as well as the overall poetic and spiritual themes that are associated with the sea. I used to be a swimmer so it was only natural that every domain name I chose had to do with water.

Overall, I’m excited about all the content that I’ll be able to create and attach to my domain because I know that the possibilities are endless.