Of course, CarDomain is more than just a place to post photos and video -- it's also a place for auto enthusiasts to come together and gush about their favorite cars and show off their own, too. Whether it's good looks or impressive performance, everyone has his or her own unique position in the car world, and an online community makes it easy to share information quickly and over a broad range.
Once a member profile is set up, users can not only look at other users' cars; they can also comment on the vehicles and take part in discussions. There are also various groups members can join if they want to weigh in on a specific topic and find others with similar interests. For instance, are you loyal to a specific carmaker, like Ford or Cadillac? Maybe you're really into classic Japanese cars or American muscle cars? There's probably a group for you.
There are also fun perks that are run by the CarDomain staff. For instance, there's the Showoff of the Week -- a winner chosen for the most impressive pictures. And since users can rate each other's photos, there's a constantly rotating top 25. Every Wednesday night the CarDomain staff takes a look at the top 25 and selects the best member photos -- uniqueness, aesthetics and profile page helpfulness are all taken into account when the winner is selected.
CarDomain runs a blog, too, and there's also event coverage, organized by the CarDomain staff and by the members themselves. With cell phones and digital cameras easy to come by (and easy to use), anyone can go to a car show, snap a few pictures and submit them to the site for instant event coverage. CarDomain doesn't just allow users to cover shows -- they actually encourage it, whether it's a major auto show or simply a neighborhood gathering.
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- CarDomain.net. "About us." (June 12, 2009) http://www.cardomain.net/
- CarDomain.com. "Frequently Asked Questions." (June 9, 2009) http://www.cardomain.com/features/faq