Doesn’t that sound old-fashioned? In truth, I don’t really want to cyber-squat, I just want to have a website that’s fairly static and may not see much action for a few years.
Some time in the future, the powers that be are likely to turn Steven King’s seven-part masterpiece, The Dark Tower into a movie or HBO-type mini-series. As I’m a fan of the books, I thought it might be fun (and eventually profitable, in terms of ad revenue) to start a site dedicated to the potential movies. Today, in terms of search results, there’s Stephen King’s own site and the good-looking TheDarkTower.net.
What URL do you think I should use? As I said, the book series is called “The Dark Tower”. The first book is called “The Gunslinger”, a term used prominently throughout the books. Obviously you’d want to include something about a movie in there. The obvious URL is something like http://www.thedarktowermovie.com, which is available (in fact, I already registered it, for safe keeping). Do any SEO experts have any suggestions? Any fans of the books have a snappier alternative?
And for your father’s sake, don’t put any damn spoilers in the comments. I’m halfway through the last book.
UPDATE: I was talking about this to Monique, who knows a thing or two about publishers, movies adapting books and fan sites. She suggested that I not use a trademarkable word, as I’ll get my ass ceased and desisted when and if the time comes when they’re producing the movies. This makes sense. As I understand it, TheForce.net is the number one Star Wars fan site. Likewise, MuggleNet.com is the most popular Harry Potter site.
So, I need a clever, like-minded URL, probably related to or recognizable from the first book of the series, The Gunslinger.