The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, February 09, 2000

I'm so vain. I bet I think this website is about me.

I get curious at times. At one point I wanted to register, being my initials and whatnot, but Time Magazine registered that one on July 14, 1994. I've never bothered to ask if I could have it, but I can't imagine what they're using it for (nothing, as I can tell).

So I decide to check out, which seems to be a better domain for my use anyway. When I tried a few years ago, it was taken but I forgot who had it. The current owners registered it June 7, 1997. So I might have gotten it had I been on the ball three years ago, but I wasn't.

They seem to be using though, so I can't complain there.

And that leaves, which was registered to the Special Products Company on June 22, 1996, and they seem to be using it as well.

I can't have because that is being sit upon by a domain name speculator company,

But the big surprise is Last time I checked (a few weeks ago) it was being held by but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. It is now held by Conner Huff.

Now, is owned by Seagate, the harddrive manufacturer. Understandable, Conner used to be a well-known harddrive manufacturer before being bought out by Seagate. and are owned by, an organization that gives out email addresses. As of today, is available as an email address, but at US$9.95/month, I think I'll stick with what I have.

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