Monday, February 16, 2009

Do I need my own Domain Name as an Actor?

Yes, 100% yes!  The "Vampire" effect is utterly eliminated by having your own domain name.  It is crucial to have your own domain name.  The "Vampire" effect goes like this: (its so common, its ridiculous).

Ok here it is: You have been working hard at your craft, going to classes, doing what you need to in order to get out there and be a star.  You land an agent, you book a really good role!  Excellent.  But while you are celebrating you first big break, the cyber-vampires of the world are searching the trades and online sources to find such actors and entertainers, like you, who are on their way up to stardom and they will register your name as a domain name.

Take a look at almost ANY top actor and you'll see they don't even own their own name!!!  These cyber-vampires (sometimes called cyber-squatters, or typo-squatters) do this in hopes that you make it big and then they call sell you back your domain name for the big bucks and quite often will put up porn or something else you don't want associated with your name to make you more interested in coming up with the big bucks.  

Recently, over $10,000.00 for a minor celebrity domain name.  Can you imagine paying $10,000.00 or more for your own name so you can put up a website and control what is being seen about you?

The worst part of all of this is its 100% legal.  Get your own Domain name fast if you are in this business. If you do not have a web site now  you should get one, but if not at least protect your name!  Its your name after all!!!

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