Finding a good domain name has become quite hard. Or at least time-consuming. Despite new domain extensions like .guru and .tips, the majority still prefers a .com, .net or .org domain.
Compared to finding a great domain name ‐ a name that is meaningful, descriptive and sets you apart from the rest ‐ developing a new idea almost seems easy.
Well, may be it is. After all, there are no boundaries when it comes to creativity. Unfortunately, a domain name has to be unique and available.
The working title for this website was WP Hosting Matters, wpHostingMatters.com to be precise. Initially, I thought it was a good name.
However, when I was making progress with my plan, I found wpHostingMatters not only too long, but also too limiting.
I did not want to restrict the topics to WordPress hosting. Hence, a new name was needed.
What is my intention with this blog? I want to support you in running your own website. It is impossible to do all the work for you.
But I can act as a coach. I can show you how it is done. I can inform you about available tools. Giving advise; practical, hands-on, but you have to do it yourself.
Just like a caddie. Or is it a caddy?
What is in a Name
For a non-native speaker like me, I am Dutch, the English language can be quite confusing. First of all there is the difference between US English and UK English. I try to stick with US English, btw.
In this perspective, caddie/caddy is an excellent example. According to Merriam-Webster, the correct spelling is ‘caddie’. Since a caddie “is a person who carries a golfer’s clubs on the golf course”, while a caddy is “a container or device for storing or holding objects when they are not in use” – like a golf bag for clubs.
Surprise, surprise! Oxford Dictionaries agrees with Merriam-Webster. A caddie is “a person who carries a golfer’s clubs and provides other assistance during a match”. And a caddy is “a small storage container, typically one with divisions”.
Since both leading dictionaries agree, the correct name for this blog has to be HostingCaddie. After all, I am a person, and not a container. Right?
Yes, but… Another source that I regularly consult is Wikipedia. According to Wikipedia however, the preferred spelling for “the person who carries a player’s bag and clubs” is ‘caddy’, and not ‘caddie’.
Even the spell checker of my browser and LibreOffice disapprove with ‘caddie’, and suggest ‘caddy’. Back to square one?
Best of Both Worlds
Browsing the web, I found that both spellings were more or less applied interchangeable. So, I decided to stick with HostingCaddie.com.
But rest assured, HostingCaddy.com will bring you here too.