I recently acquired a new generic domain and thought I might like to share it with fellow bloggers through the use of sub-domains. The more I thought about it, the more interesting some of the possibilities could be, but I'm just curious what a blogging community thinks. So here goes:
The domain is BLOG.LIFE
The main idea is to offer up a sub domain DNS record that points to your existing webserver/hosting account. Of course I thought about monetizing this idea, but then I thought about giving them away for free in exchange for a link back to the site or something. As I progressed down this road, I started thinking that instead of completely opening up a registration system where anyone can just "park" a sub domain for future use, I would manually manage it so that every sub domain actually contained a worthwhile website.
The criteria for what would make it worthwhile wouldn't be much...just having an actual site that pertains to the domain you wanted would be enough. And since I would not be providing any hosting services, security and cost wouldn't be an issue for me.
How it will work
You must have a home or leased web server with its own IP address
If your blog is about gardening, you can request to have the domain: http://gardening.blog.life
I verify your site exists and create a sub-domain DNS record with my DNS server and the domain is live
The new URL can be used as your main domain and you can use it for anything you'd like
I'm just spitballing the idea here, so feel free to be open and honest...I'm just looking for opinions and thoughts! If this idea doesn't hold any weight, then I can still use the domain for my own blog site.