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    Default Help with Website Name

    I'm finally trying to set up my website and I can't come up with a name. I was trying to keep my email and website the same, but it's saying that it's not available. My name is topchef.heather...can't use., I tried topchefheather - not available, topchefheathermeyer - not available. topchef - not available. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!

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    then change your email. I highly suggest using a free web-based mail service for PC so you don't have to change your address every time you change providers.

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    I do use gmail, so I guess it would be easier to change that.

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    I was under the impression that you can't use "Chef" in your website address because it's a part of the tagline...

    Found it:

    Except as otherwise provided in these policies, it is
    inappropriate to use The Pampered Chef® corporate name,
    the tagline, any trademark used by the Company or any
    derivation of such, for instance, “pamper,” “pampered,”
    “chef,” “discover,” “in you,” etc. as part of an e-mail address
    or domain name.

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    for ease of use, your first & last name works great. I was trying to be creative when I made mine.... /crystalscookingnow and it's really hard to fit it all on a business card, etc.
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    Oh, I thought I read that too, but then I also thought that I saw a few websites out there that didn't follow the rules...so I wasn't really sure where I read that at. Maybe that's why it won't take my name, maybe it blocks it automatically.

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    Quote Quote by crystalscookingnow View Post
    for ease of use, your first & last name works great. I was trying to be creative when I made mine.... /crystalscookingnow and it's really hard to fit it all on a business card, etc.
    That also makes it easy for people to remember what your site is.

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    Quote Quote by topchef.heather View Post
    Oh, I thought I read that too, but then I also thought that I saw a few websites out there that didn't follow the rules...so I wasn't really sure where I read that at. Maybe that's why it won't take my name, maybe it blocks it automatically.
    The rule was put in place a couple of years ago, so there are web addresses out there that were grandfathered in.

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    Makes sense, great - thanks!

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    I've seen people use things like heatherskitchen. I just use a nickname that I've always used

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    Mine is lockhartkitchen for both email and web page. (I do have issues when using the website on business cards, because it's about 2 characters too long. I have to reduce the font size). Your last name is shorter and would work nice.

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    Try to keep it short, easier to remember.
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    Quote Quote by DebbieJ View Post
    then change your email. I highly suggest using a free web-based mail service for PC so you don't have to change your address every time you change providers.
    If you do change your e-mail go with a chefsuccess.com e-mail. Mine in yourpclady@cheffsuccess.com and I love it. My website is fiveinthehive and I love that too!

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    Oh my, I didn't even know that there was chefsuccess email, good suggestion, thanks!

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