Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tots Getting Internet Identity at Birth

Besides leaving the hospital with a birth certificate and a clean bill of health, baby Mila Belle Howells got something she won't likely use herself for several years: her very own Internet domain name.

Likewise newborn Bennett Pankow joined his four older siblings in getting his own Internet moniker. In fact, before naming his child, Mark Pankow checked to make sure "'' hadn't already been claimed.

"One of the criteria was, if we liked the name, the domain had to be available,'' Pankow said. It was, and Pankow quickly grabbed Bennett's online identity.

A small but growing number of parents are getting domain names for their young kids, long before they can do more than peck aimlessly at a keyboard.


Think thats odd? Well Nathan decided to start a Twitter account for Jaxon! Follow him:

1 comment:

MOM said...

I guess if your child turns out to be president or a rock star, he'll be glad you saved his domain name for him but sheesh! most of us don't really need it (or care!).... guess I'm too old for these things. Jaxonisms are cute but I have a vision of Nathan twittering for Nathan, twittering for Jaxon, twittering for Jovie ... (when does he WORK????)

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