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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Where should you buy your domain name from?
« Last post by APP on April 22, 2019, 11:43:31 PM »
I buy it from namecheap, but then I host it on siteground.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: Star Wars Ep 9 - The Rise of Skywalker
« Last post by bardsandsages on April 22, 2019, 10:36:58 PM »
Nevertheless. I mean, Disney didn't ruin Pixar.

Also obviously didn't ruin Marvel.

I don't really think we can "blame" Disney for the current problems with Star Wars. We know Disney has a track record for actually managing brands fairly well. I do think Kennedy and the "movie making by committee" problem is the root issue. There is no unifying vision for what is going on, just a bunch of random people creating work-for-hire pieces, each existing in a vacuum from the others.

Scrapping the old canon was the worst mistake possible. They had such a wealth of established lore and fantastic characters there to work with. Instead, they went with the "recreate the wheel" mentality and tried to do everything from scratch, mucking it up in the process.

But I also think Disney realizes all of this and is going to bring down the hammer. They already threatened EA that if they screw up the next SW games, they will lose the license (in case people were wondering why the next game is single-player, no online, and no microtransactions...out of EA of all companies). Mandalorians DOES look good so far. And from what little I have heard of the possible Old Republic project, it is supposed to tack fairly close to the old canon lore.
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: Gene Wolfe, 1931-2019
« Last post by She-la-te-da on April 22, 2019, 06:20:59 PM »
A great loss to the literary world, and SF fans especially.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Where should you buy your domain name from?
« Last post by RPatton on April 22, 2019, 04:04:53 PM »
I use Google domains.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: I'm Exhausted. How About You?
« Last post by DrewMcGunn on April 22, 2019, 02:05:21 PM »

Hear hear. My ongoing AMS CPC campaign for Dead Shot is $3/day, $4 when it's experiencing some action. I think $1000/day for any of my books is a) grounds for divorce, and b) things that make Jeff Bezos say "burp."

YMMV, IANAL, IMHO, etc.

My ads have scaled horribly. And as of late, they've really tanked. But the ad budget for my active ads is around $250 a day. And it spends $1 to $3 daily. I'd love to spend more if my conversion rate remained consistent.

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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Amazon payment date changed?
« Last post by Rinelle on April 22, 2019, 02:00:57 PM »
I honestly wasn't trying to be confrontational, I just couldn't come up with a holiday.

I didn't read it as confrontational. :)

My fault anyway, Easter is the weekend before payment days anyway, I was mixed up.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Where should you buy your domain name from?
« Last post by LilyBLily on April 22, 2019, 01:59:53 PM »
I bought .net and .us  as well and redirected them. I honestly don't think anyone uses them. People are much more likely to find my website by searching for my name.

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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Where should you buy your domain name from?
« Last post by dgcasey on April 22, 2019, 01:05:26 PM »
I know it can be set up as notthatamanda.com or notthatamanda.net and have it direct to my wordpress page.  Whether not I can actually accomplish that, 50/50 shot, but first things first.

It's not hard to do that. After you set up the domain (I use Godaddy) look for the option to Forward. Put the actual website address in the box and you're set. Usually only takes a few minutes to a couple of hours for the forward to start working.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Where should you buy your domain name from?
« Last post by Tom Wood on April 22, 2019, 01:04:52 PM »
I use GoDaddy to buy the domain name, then host the site elsewhere. It's the conventional wisdom to keep those two functions at separate companies in case you get into a dispute with your hosting company. With wordpress dot com, an insolvable dispute is less likely but you may want to preserve the opportunity to quickly change hosts and re-direct the domain name.

Both GoDaddy and wordpress dot com make it very easy to re-direct with a simple change of the nameservers - usually two entries called NS1 and NS2. Both provide how-to instructions. It looks like the cheapest plan at wordpress dot com that offers domain mapping is the 'Personal' plan at $5 a month.

GoDaddy has a habit of offering fairly low annual domain registration for multiple years when you first register, but the annual renewals later are pricey. So if you're sure you want the name for a while, it may be worth paying for 5 years at once up front if they offer a multiple-year discount upon initial registration.
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