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Ted Jenkin wrote a piece on WSJ.com (Wall Street Journal) about why parents should get their child a domain name. He also mentioned picking up the Twitter handle and Instagram to go with it. In the story he also goes into the Nets.com domain name and celebrities who have had to go with alternate handles on social media.
From the article:
When a child is born, family and friends often wonder what gift to give the infant. Over the years, my children have been showered with baby blankets, rattles, piggybanks and designer outfits. I’ve even bought these gifts myself. Unfortunately, within six to12 months most of these gifts are unusable, and wind up in a box you’ll rummage through 15 years from now.
What do I think is the single best baby gift that you could ever give a newborn: a domain name.
We don’t know what the future will hold for our children. They may end up being famous and in the movies. They could end up being the next successful billionaire like Mark Cuban. They could wind up being an artist or a web designer or a photographer.
What we do know is that the buying and selling of domain names has become a huge business. We also know that social media is here to stay. Having the ability to create your own personal page at your domain name could give your child a huge edge down the road. In fact, if her or she becomes the next Taylor Swift, their own domain name could be worth millions.
Read the full story on WSJ.com