So I checked my domain name registration and what do you know – my personal domain and portfolio got expired and vanished into thin air. That site served as my online business card and when I inquired about me taking it back because I failed to check the expiration date, *poof* they flashed me with a bill of $300… WHAT?!
What is an Online Portfolio anyway?
Well, just like a painter showing off his artworks in a gallery through an exhibit, the concept of Online Portfolios lie in that same path. Basically, it is a space in the web that shows everyone how good of an artist you are – in my case, Graphics and Web Design.
Potential Clients would have a glimpse of what the artist/web designer is capable of doing before actually hiring to do their designs. Point is, it serves as a “visual” resume with attached artworks, so to speak. That’s what I lost! *sigh*
It may take a few months before that domain of mine (which is still registered to my name) will be flushed back into the pool of domain names available for people to bid on, namely MYSELF. Well, at least, in a few month’s time, I won’t be paying a fat $300 for it.
For the time being, I am working on my design portfolio to showcase on Dribbble and Behance – two of my favorite web hangouts for design inspiration. And maybe link them out in my website launch maybe in the mid-year of 2013. *boo for expired domains*
If you haven’t visited my site before, it looked like this:
Online Portfolios are probably the most important “cards” for graphic artists and designers like me. They set the standards and they give out your personality through your design, your style, your color palette, and your versatility.
Oh Gee. Welcome to my world!