I have an idea, and would like to pursue it. Whether or not it becomes big enough to create a startup from it I don't know yet.
I have search for other web sites that provide the same service, and have not found one. But I have struggled to come up with a name for the service that also has a free web domain (most of them have squatters sitting on them and they can just go do one). Then I came up with one, checked it online, and found that the .com version was the only one that was taken. But the .com version had a website with "coming soon" (since 2008) on it, and you can sign up for alpha testing when it becomes free.
That's a lot of blah blah, so here's my two questions:
- How possible, in your opinion, is it that this other site will be doing a similiar thing to my idea?
- Since I have no way of really knowing the answer to question 1 (but am just asking for people's opinions), is it worth buying the .net domain and using that, of course running the risk that the .com one becomes active soon and if it's doing the same thing, will make the domain completely redundant?
All other additional thoughts and comments are most welcome.