Why Pink Hut ?
Several people spotting the domain name have asked "Why Pink Hut ?"
and the short answer I'm afraid is "Why Not".
The longer answer starts with "It didn't look pink on the small paint
sample we viewed but when they finished building it what we had what was
very obviously a pink hut".
Shortly after I'd started working in the hut the long awaited ADSL
broadband became available in our area and I signed up with a new ISP.
As I didn't want to risk disturbing email etc to my old domains and as
the ISP was offering a "free" domain on signup I elected to start a
Lack of real inspiration and all the good ones being taken resulted
in the registration of pinkhut.co.uk. So there you have it.
Since getting the domain I've discovered a few advantages over my
older hacker inspired xyzzy.org.uk
- You don't have to spell it.
When giving the name on the phone you don't have to spell it out to
people as I always had to with Xyzzy.
- You don't have to explain it.
Having spelt Xyzzy out on the phone even the most hardend call center
operative has to ask you what it means. They don't dare ask the
meaning of Pink Hut :-)
- It's memorable.
Well non-hackers remember it a lot more easily than Xyzzy which is
useful when passing on your email in the pub.
It's silly but many people still think of .co.uk as a commercial
company and check no further. The same people are easily confused
- It's meaningless.
Well Xyzzy was as well but Pink Hut lends itself more freely to
creating a wide rage of business style names. For example:
- Pink Hut Computers.
I'll give a prize to the first person to confuse that with
Red Hat :-)
- Pink Hut Emporium.
Already used this one to blag free admission to a show as a
- Pink Hut Fireworks.
A hobby interest where it is increasing useful to have a trade
- It's gender ambiguous.
Not sure this is strictly an advantage but I'm easy about it and
several transvestite friends have asked me to relay mail for them
since they like the domain name.