Web hosting provider and domain registrar Go Daddy announced on Thursday it is experiencing a surge in the number of people who are buying the rights to website names for their newborns or for a friend or relative's child.
"This is a way to give someone an inexpensive gift that will last for the child's whole lifetime, instead of a toy that winds up in a storage closet after six months," says Barb Rechterman, Go Daddy executive vice president. "Parents can also buy this type of gift for their own kids. Eventually, the family may be able to make an activity out of creating a website together, using the baby’s domain name."
There are also additional products available -- WebSite Tonight and Online Photo Filer -- that will help parents start their child's new Web site. WebSite Tonight includes templates with family and baby-themed images, while Online Photo Filer enables users to share, print and manage their family photos online.
Go Daddy also offers email tools to help you communicate with others about your kids online. Users can set up an email account for their baby's name as well.
Source: The WHIR News