Is your name Royce Williams, too?
Or do you have a child named Royce Williams, or expecting a child and
want to name him or her Royce Williams?
Wait! Don't give up! I'm not a domain squatter!
You can have one of these domains at cost
if you have what I judge to be a legitimate connection to the name.
Nothing would make me happier than to see each of
in the hands of a different Royce Williams.
Why am I doing this?
I hate domain squatters.
The thing that bothers me most about them is that they have absolutely
zero connection to the thing described by the domain name.
It's ridiculous to waste so many interesting domains on a few
A while back (like many geeks), I got domain-happy a while back and started
registering domains like a wild man.
Some of them had my own name in them. One day, I realized that
I was no better than the squatters, because I had reserved the names but
wasn't actually using them for anything. So I decided to
sell them at cost ... but only to people with the same name.
Who can have one?
Here are some examples of what I consider to be a 'legitimate connection':
Your own legal first/given name is 'Royce', your legal
last/family/surname is 'Williams', and you want to start a business or
nonprofit, run for office, make a homepage, start a blog, etc.
You are acting on behalf of a minor with such a name.
You are expecting a child, and intend to give
him or her such a name.
Here are some examples of what I do not consider to be a
You intend to start a business or web site that is not
primarily affiliated with someone whose name is Royce Williams.
Your site has no original content, but simply links to content
on other sites, or automatically generates or encapsulates
search results that link (directly or indirectly) to primarily
You intend to fill the page with nothing but ads.
Any use of the domain that will result in a reasonable person
scratching their head, trying to figure out why your domain
has 'Royce Williams' in it.
You want to make fun of or disparage someone with
my name ... unless it's yourself. :)
You already have one of these domains. (I'd like to spread this around
Anything else that I think is fishy.
How to get one - the gritty details.
Here's how getting one of these domains might happen. If you
are not a computer person, I can give you informal technical advice, but you may
want to get a second opinion from your local geek.
Contact me at email@example.com
so that I can talk to you a little bit, and possibly reserve the
domain for you.
If I judge your connection to be a legitimate one, I will then
let you know what next steps to take. (If you or your minor are
named Royce Williams, this might mean simply sending me a
a notarized, registered letter, signed by you,
attesting that you or your minor is named Royce Williams. If you
are expecting, I can reserve the domain for you until you can provide
I may elect to delegate the domain to you for a trial
period. In such a period, I would direct the DNS servers or
the domain's 'www' hostname to servers of your choice. The length
of the trial period is up to me.
I may then choose, at my sole
discretion, to transfer the domain to you at nothing more than my
total cumulative domain registration cost. I can provide receipts
to justify the cost if you feel that it's unreasonable. (At this
writing, most of these domains are running US$10/year or less,
I've had most of them since 2003 or later, and I don't pay them
more than two years in advance). You would be responsible for any
'Royce Williams' domains and their status.
Here are the 'Royce Williams' domains that I know of. Most of them are
mine, but a few are not.
Bonus points if you want a top-level
domain associated with your purpose (starting a nonprofit with '.org',
a business with '.biz', etc.)
I'll try to make the transfer as fast and painless as possible for serious,
Tired of staring at your own name? Try
my home page
or even ACS Internet!
INTERESTING FACT: Josiah Royce was an American objective idealist philosopher.
Royce D. Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
was last updated: 2016-10-15