It would appear that I inadvertently opened up a small Twitter debate shortly after our baby was born. I had remember Doug Belshaw writing that he had registered a web domain for his children shortly after their births. I've always had in mind to do the same when our baby was born.
A few days after Lily was born I registered websites in her name using www.123-reg.com. I believe it is important to give my child the opportunity to have a web domain in her name - in the future I'm certain that it will be vital for professionals to have an online presence (see - high hopes for her already!) In the meantime, I'm using Posterous to create a website (a private site which only family and friends can access). Her web address forwards to it.
I also registered her name as a private limited company using www.theformationscompany.com. (High hopes once again!) I just wanted to be able to give her this option in the future.
I asked Doug what else he thought was worth registering. He recommended http://knowem.com for registering social media.
The debate that my question triggered can be found here: http://storify.com/dajbelshaw/should-you-register-domains-and-social-media-accou?awesm=sfy.co_5OX&utm_campaign=dajbelshaw&utm_content=storify-pingback&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter&utm_source=direct-sfy.co
My own view is that I intend our daughter to be ICT savvy and have a real understanding of the potential of the internet and also of the dangers. I am ambitious for her and want to offer her any help I can. Registering web domains and social media profiles is only a small thing now that might just make a big difference in the future!
Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?