Readers of this blog may have noticed that the title has changed recently to “Richard Knaggs Photography” and that the domain name is now http://richardknaggs.photography. While the previous title of “Through The Lens” was OK I was never happy with the domain name of https://rjknaggs.wordpress.com, I spent a considerable amount of time trying to find a name which I was happy with and which had an corresponding domain name which was available. Names aren’t a problem since you can call your WordPress blog whatever you want but a real limitation is the lack of available domain names. I found that whatever domain I wanted was already taken by someone else even if they didn’t actually have an active blog.
So that left me with two options – a poor WordPress domain name or buy my own domain name. I had been considering the latter for a while but two things prompted me to take the plunge. Firstly hundreds of new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) became available including “.photography” and “.photo”. The last thing I wanted was for some other Richard Knaggs to snap up richardknaggs.photography before I did. OK that may be fairly unlikely but there are more people called Knaggs out there than you think! The second reason for buying this domain name is that I am going be posting to this blog more often than I have done in the past – I will let you know why in my next post.