I'm considering a pen name to use, and I wanted to see if its
firstlast.com domain is available, but it wasn't. So, I thought I could change the domain to something like
firstlastnovels.com, etc. which is available. But I'm concerned that someone who searches "First Last" would receive both sites in their search result, and mistakingly assume that the real First Last is also a writer.
Is it ok to have pen names that have name associations with real domains owned by others?
I recognize that I could pick a different pen name. But I kind of like the one I picked.
thefakefirstlast.com. ;) (I think you'd be better served, though, to investigate the legal implications.) I happen to know that somebody else has an email address that uses my own first and last names. I have no idea if their real name is the same as mine—but it doesn't bother me either way.