Received one of the most interesting phone calls the other day. By interesting, I mean it was fun, quirky and enjoyable which was all unexpected considering it was a cold sales call.
Paul is a hoot. Funny, outgoing and always looking for a sale or a strategic partner. Easy to talk to, I heard him out. Interesting concept he has. He has bought up a whole bunch of “Call (Your Name) dot coms and rents them out to folks with that name.
You can check out mine at www.CallApril.com. However, it just redirects to my own homepage. This works great if you decide to use the feature. If not, you guessed it, Paul can handle having a site built for you.
The pros as I see them are the ease of remembering and passing on the url and the call to action built into the web name itself.
The potential cons are the cost (yeah – it’s cheap, but small businesses can nickel and dime themselves to death) and not owning the domain outright (although I am imagining he would sell it to you if you asked).
There are probably more pros and cons, which is one of the reasons I am posting about it here (along with the fact that I promised Paul I would).
Questions off the top of my head are
- Is this a way to promote your website?
- Does having the redirect do you any good?
- Does the business model work for you?
- Under which conditions would you use this domain?
- Is it something you would consider doing or not?
I am sure you guys can think of many more considerations and this is one of those things I would really love to kick around.