Instead of just developing the site on MAMP, we have decided to buy a domain and host to see the demand on creating a market place for renters and landlords who are friends/connected to share information in regards to property. We are going to do a survey of what people want to see from the idea.
The domain is tomoliving.com. Hope to get a simple site up with a header image, information in regards to what we are going to create, a Survey created on Typeform and email subscription for people who are interested in the progress of the web app. We hope to have the site up and ready by end of Friday.
We bought the domain tomoliving.com on Namecheap.com due to the fact they offer 1 year free whois guard and the prices for buying a domain is really reasonable and its easy to map the DNS (Domain Name System) to the DNS servers on the host side.
We have gone with Kualo as the host due to reviews we have had of their customer service. We went for the host reselling option, and we have had some issues and their support team have been fantastic. The support team told us about a third party proxy service anonymouse as there is probably a propagation issue in after making nameserver changes.
The initial site will be in wordpress to get the information out to the world.
The way we decided on the name was to get a lot of friends around the table to tip in on the names which they think could work for the idea. In the end we agreed that we would go by one name and if we thought of a better one we would change it in the future.
Tomo (友) means friend in Japanese. So we decided we would go by Friend Living as a starter. There were ideas such as Frenters and Frenancy but Frenters.com was taken and Frenancy didn’t sound as appealing for now.