Apple co-founder proud of his three character domain Woz.com.
Steve Wozniak delighted a crowd of 500 domain industry professionals this afternoon at DOMAINfest in Los Angeles. Wozniak dished out stories of the early days at Apple and his philosophy on business. But the crowd was most engaged when he talked about domain names.
Wozniak, known as “The Woz”, is somewhat of a domainer himself. He owns Woz.com, and recounts the story of how he almost didn’t register it in favor of Woz.org. He felt he wasn’t a commercial entity so .org made the most sense. A friend told him that the .com was important and registered .com for him.
He was able to use the woz.com domain name for a later company. Wozniak was in a company name brainstorming session listening to others discuss various names and domain names. He quickly tried to think of an acronym for woz.com, and came up with “Wheels of Zeus”. He blurted the name out to a surprised reaction, but the company ended up going with it.
Wozniak also joked about being asked to join ICANN. He joked that he looked at it as just a chance to take four great vacations a year in exotic locations. (He didn’t accept.)
See Wozniak discuss Woz.com in the video below.