July 3, 2007; 06:44 AM
GoDaddy.com announced that the company is
experiencing a surge in the number of people who are buying the rights
to Web site names for their newborns or for a friend or relative’s
“This is a way to give someone an inexpensive gift that
will last for the child’s whole lifetime, instead of a toy that winds
up in a storage closet after six months,” says Go Daddy Executive Vice
President Barb Rechterman. “Parents can also buy this type of gift for
their own kids. Eventually, the family may be able to make an activity
out of creating a Web site together, using the baby’s domain name.”
and more parents are choosing to reserve a Web site address created
from their children’s name through GoDaddy.com. Registering your
child’s place on the Internet is like securing land in an up-and-coming
neighborhood before the value increases.
“Some people want to
ensure they have rights to the name now while it’s available for a
reasonable price, rather than waiting for a day when it’s no longer
available or the resale price might cost them a lot more,” said
A domain name is an educational, practical gift
that may help contribute to the child learning about technology, and
securing a domain name is becoming more popular every day. Consider
this - Go Daddy recently handled the paid registrations of 1 million
domains in just one month, an Internet first.
Even if you
aren’t good with computers, it’s incredibly easy to register a baby’s
domain name. Just go to GoDaddy.com and type in the desired name where
it says, “Start a domain search,” at the top of the page. The search
will show whether the name is available or if you can buy the rights to
a similar name.
Go Daddy also offers additional products that
you might find useful for the child’s new Web site. You can buy a tool
called WebSite Tonight® to help create the content of the Web site.
Website Tonight includes templates with family and baby-themed images.
A tool called Online Photo Filer lets you share, print and manage your
family photos online. Go Daddy also offers email tools to help you
communicate with others about your kids online, and you can set up an
email account for your baby’s name, too.
The Go Daddy Group,
Inc. is the world’s most popular domain name registrar with more than
22 million domains under management and top-notch 24-hour-a-day
customer support. More than 4 million customers rely on Go Daddy for
their domain registration, Web site hosting, email and related Internet