Owlstown Newsletter #31: Special Domains?

July 22, 2021

Hello Owlstowners!
No new features this month :( I was working on a few features, but I didn’t finish any of them in time for this newsletter. I did clean up a bunch of code and made changes to speed up the server, so enjoy some speedier loading times.
I would like your opinion on a feature that I’m working on. I’m thinking of adding support for special domains with endings related to academics. For example, einstein.academic.ws or einstein.phd.sh. A full list of endings are below.
The benefit of supporting special domains is you can get a non-Owlstown domain name without buying your own domain name, which saves you $9-$12 (the typical cost of a .com domain).
I’m planning to add this new plan between the Basic and Standard plans:
  • Basic plan (free): use a domain with an Owlstown ending (*.owlstown.net).
  • New plan ($20/year): use a special domain with an ending related to academics (listed below).
  • Standard plan ($24/year): use a custom domain name that you own. 
Would you be interested in this new plan? If so, which of these special domain names would you select?
  • *.academic.ws
  • *.phd.is
  • *.phd.page
  • *.phd.sh
  • *.phd.team
  • *.phdhome.page
  • *.phdweb.site
  • *.labhome.page
  • *.labweb.site
I’d like to know if there is enough interest in the feature to warrant the time implementing it. If there is enough interest, I’ll send people who respond to this email a coupon for 40% off this new plan ($12 instead of $20).
Thanks for your thoughts!

Greetings from Owlstown!

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