Yes, about that hockeytalkradio.us address…
Okay, so why the “.us” in our domain name, hockeytalkradio.us? The short answer is that “.com” was taken as we readied to build this new website. The longer answer is eventually going to prove interesting (and maybe humorous) to listeners — and even show hosts. But, that’s a story for another time.
Isn’t it interesting, that we all tend to get rather comfortable with the “dot com” designation? That’s why we thought it necessary, though, to remind our listeners about the different address: hockeytalkradio.us.
Will there ever be any real confusion? Hmmmmm… Our thinking is that the “dot com” version was scooped on purpose — as soon as someone learned about our new venture, and they might be planning on a competitive station. Will they succeed? We don’t think they’ll ever match our programming, but they might manage to cause some annoying confusion. Anyway…
Once we searched for a new domain name, the “.us” jumped right out at us. No, we didn’t think “.net” would do it, nor “.org”. No, the feel just wasn’t there.
On the other hand, there was — or is — some true meaning in the “.us” designation, as in “all of us being in this thing together”.
— Executive Producer – Dennis Chighisola