Picking a Domain Name

After hearing that we would be making our own websites soon, I got really excited. It’s always been my dream to have my own website.

Initially, I was just going to use my own name as the domain website, but then I gave it some thought and chose to use a unique nickname instead. Ultimately, my great idea for an online nickname was to call myself Paper Pig. The inspiration for this name actually came from an Instagram post I made over two years ago, where it shows a sketch of a pig holding a pencil.

However, before I finalized my decision, I made sure that the name I chose was unique and never used before. I googled the phrase, “paper pig” into google, and thankfully, the only results that showed up were images and links relating to Peppa Pig, a famous children’s cartoon. After making sure “paperpig.com” and “paperpig.net” weren’t taken, in the end, I made the decision to make the domain of my website “paperpig.net”.

Why the name, Paper Pig? Well, for starters, both words in the name have special meaning. The first word, “Paper” is a term to show my artistic side. I enjoy many things, which include drawing, building figures, making desserts, painting, using Photoshop, learning how to design websites, and I’ve even tinkered with video game design a short while back. Also, as I’ve learned in User Experience Design, all ideas start on paper, no matter how complex the project may be.

Below is an image of a paper prototype for a phone application.

I’ve chosen the word “Pig” to be in the name because I absolutely love pigs. Not only are they cute, they are also friendly, loyal, and most notably, they are intelligent creatures. They are extremely social animals and even enjoy listening to music (a hobby that I partake in on a daily basis).

Aside for my love for pigs, I’ve always found animal-styled avatars to be more creative than human avatars. Personally, I think it would be really interesting for a pig to be an artist/designer.

As for the content on the website, I actually have the intention of making this website a portfolio for any future jobs I may apply for. I would primarily be uploading design projects I’ve done, however, I’d still like to include more recreational works like personal drawings and paintings. I would also include some info about myself, like a short bio describing my interests and goals.

Below are some of my Instagram posts, showing what kinds of drawings/painting I would upload.

I’m really looking forward to making our own personal websites. My core goal is to build a creative and professional website that I can manage and update for the years to come.


3 thoughts on “Picking a Domain Name”

  1. Excellent work on this!! Love it, great examples and “proto-type”! Looking forward to seeing your site develop! (Love that first GIF!) I know exactly what it is from! NYC Breakers circa 1984!

    1. Thanks for the comment Professor Seslow. I’m glad that you liked my examples. Also, to be honest, I didn’t even know what the first gif was referencing. You really know your stuff! (。◕‿‿◕。)

      1. Haha, All good! The NYC Breakers were a break dancing crew that often rivaled with the Bronx born “Rock Steady Crew”. In the early 19080s a lot major television networks invited the breakers to come in and perform. The one with the GIF you choose is from one of those specials. Here is a link to a good portion of the special – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KH37phI6gE – Enjoy!!

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