I have a superb business idea! – Harriet Gold entrepreneur mom talks about her success with long tail domains
Harriet Gold is a typical entrepreneur mom, who spends her free time attending soccer games for her twin boys, Elohim and Nephilim – all while jotting down ideas arriving in a flash during her lunches and dinners.
“I had a superb business idea!”, says Harriet, smiling. “I was eating sweet spicy mustard and pretzels at the same time yesterday, and it came upon me like a message from God. Sweet, spicy mustard covered pretzels – wowza! I immediately tapped my iPhone to GoDaddy.com and registered SweetSpicyMustardCoveredPretzels.com, and I strongly believe that’s a fantastic business idea.”
Harriet is not a newcomer to domains. Before her bitter divorce in 2005 over an argument with her ex husband regarding which domain registrar is the best, Harriet was a habitual registrant of domain names. Harriet owns such long tail gems as FloridaVacationsAtTheBeaches.com, WalkingYourPuppy.com, FantasticSoccerMoms.org and many more.
Her former husband has a different idea about Harriet, though.
“I’m so glad I got divorced. She’d stay up late registering those long-ass domains, saying how great each and every one was for a business project she’d instantly create in her head. I mean, these long domains sucked ass but she’d throw a fit every time I’d tell her. She probably spent five grand over a bunch of domains she never actively developed. I am glad I’m thousands of miles away from that domain addict, although I miss my boys. They visit every summer.”
Harriet is one of an ever-increasing group of domain owners that register long, descriptive domains of 3 or more words. These phrases, are rarely used and thus appear on Google almost instantly upon creating a basic WordPress blog. This makes domainers think that their domains are unique, rare gems that nobody had thought of until they did. Some doctors give a name to this condition, called megalodomania.
Meanwhile, nothing seems to phase Harriet Gold and her habitual registration of long-tail domains. In the time it took us to edit this interview, Harriet was celebrating the hand registration of CheesecakeSpecialCakes.com and EatingWhileSleeping.org – a domain with great potential, she said, about people that tend to munch in their sleep.
Harriet’s registrar of choice – GoDaddy.com – is rather happy with her registrations and Bob Parsons mailed her a holiday eCard personally.