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domain-ID format

  • Background
  • For serious projects I'll conform to standard practice and choose a real domain name
  • But for fun projects I don't want to
    • Downsides
      • I have to pick the domain name when I first share the project. That's when I know the least about it
      • I'm stuck with the domain forever
      • The more specific the name, the more it constrains how much I can morph my project over time
  • I could do what xkcd did and just pick some random letters.
  • One option would be a not-spam-[0-9a-zA-Z]+.com format
    • There's a chance this would backfire
  • Thus I propose the domain-ID format for names
    • Specifically
      • domain-[0-9a-zA-Z]+.com
      • The expected use case is for the [0-9a-zA-Z]+ part not to be human meaningful, but this isn't required