If I recall correctly, I was at a trade show with some coworkers where a local Internet consulting company had a booth set up. They had a sign advertising cheap domain registrations, so a couple of us bought domains on the spur of the moment. I didn’t actually put any content up until (looking at some timestamps around here) April of 2001, and then it was just some old pages I used to host at an ISP back in the late Triassic Period.
The amusing thing is, though I don’t think I’ve ever deliberately changed registrars, the registration has changed hands probably half a dozen times, thanks to companies selling their registration business, going out of business, merging, etc.
I put the shotgun in an Adidas bag and padded it out with four pairs of tennis
socks, not my style at all, but that was what I was aiming for: If they think
you’re crude, go technical; if they think you’re technical, go crude. I’m a
very technical boy. So I decided to get as crude as possible. These days,
though, you have to be pretty technical before you can even aspire to
- Johnny Mnemonic, by William Gibson