These are historic times. There is a pandemic that has changed the way we live, work, and play. It’s a new ball game with new rules. This is not an epiphany, but a commonly know fact. Yet, there are still things that amaze me in these times. Allow me to share.
First, those people who wear facemasks but choose to let their nose stick out uncoverd. What more do I need to say? You can argue the effectiveness of wearing a mask vs not wearing one. But if you are going through the trouble to actually put one on, do it 100%. Don’t half-ass it. I saw this image on https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org. The fact that someone had to take the time to create this graphic is a testament to the varying levels of human intelligence we all deal with on a daily basis.
A great time for a great domain name
Second on my list, the domain name WFH.com is under appreciated. Note: I swear to the domain gods that I am in no way affiliated with this domain name or its current owners. But come on!! EVERYONE in the world is working from home. Alright, not everyone, but you know what I mean. Without any studies or university backed surveys, I’m going to go out on a limb and claim that there has never, ever, ever, ever been a time when more people were working from home than there are right now. The opportunities that WFH.com holds are endless.
Don’t be fooled, there is a site there right now, but let’s just say it’s not current. Before I realized the site was for sale by Media Options, I tried contacting three different email addresses I found on the site. No reply. That was frustrating. I hereby openly suggest to Media Options that they put up a lander or better yet, point the domain to this post 🙂
Back to the endless opportunities that WFH.com holds. If you are any bit like me at all, you are climbing the walls to get out of your home office. The kids are being schooled from home (e-learning, ha!). Everyone is at each others throats. I get that, after a while, I’m not easy to be around. Even my dog wants to kill me. I rotated to different rooms in the house to try to get a feeling of “change” and set up shop outside a few times. But guess what? My backyard is still my back yard.
I envision WFH as a site full of information, articles and tips on working from home. Products to make your working environment more enjoyable or at least tolerable, like lighting solutions, wireless headsets, standing desks, those squishy toys you squeeze to release stress. There could be a message forum or even a social media platform where a community could grow and share the pains and pleasures of working from home. Like Tik Tok for working people that won’t be banned by the president. How about a platform that gives Zoom a run for its money? We could all use a solid and reliable group video conferencing service. These are just random ideas I’ve generated in the past 60 seconds as I type. Imagine if you put some effort into it. It amazes me that someone hasn’t snatched it up and put it to good use by now. No better time than the present. And that holds especially true for this name and this time.
Google Trends shows the term WFH hit a peak the week of March 15, but the results are still exponentially higher than they were pre-pandemic. Remember, Trends provides a relative number based on the all-time high of 100. If you think the term will return to the the low numbers it was at prior to March, I think you’re mistaken. Many businesses are finding efficiencies in having certain employees work from home (some have found the opposite). It’s likely going to be years before we remember what normal was as far as going in to work.
All ranting aside, money talks. I checked in with Drew at Media Options on what the asking price is for this name. He responded that the ask is $250k. Not that I frequently purchase $250,000 names on my own, but I imagine there is some room for negotiation in that number (my words, not Drew’s. BTW, if you’d like to see an interview I did with Drew almost 10 years ago, check this out). In the right hands, this three letter dot com could take the world by storm and really become something great, in my humble opinion. On the flip side, commercialrealestate.com is a developed domain name. Which would you rather have in these times?