Okay, Let's Talk About DOMAIN NAMES
Since I have been registering domain names since 1997 (no, not earlier), and have helped brokered quite a few high-profiled domains like megacity.com and HKG.NET (and even one for Derek/Clear Sky Media), it may be a good idea to at least offer a room for people to ask and share. Yes, there are more professional forums for domain names (which I either frequent or help moderate), but for industry *outsiders* (who mostly have a couple of domains at the most), perhaps RFD is a better and cozier place to chat.
Now a bit of disclaimer. Even though I am an authorized Tucows reseller, I do NOT provide domain registration service for the public, but mostly use that account for MY OWN domain names, and to a lesser extent those of my clients who also have other contracts with me.
EDIT: While I'm flattered that so many fellow RFDers actually PM me for questions and ask for my opinion, I would rather prefer everyone to just post in this thread, so more people could learn and benefit from it, and more importantly so others (not just me) would be able to help by sharing their experience as well.