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 spc.com, 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 spc.org, 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 spc.net, 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 conman.com because that is being sit upon by a domain name speculator company, noname.com.
But the big surprise is conman.net. Last time I checked (a few weeks ago) it was being held by noname.com but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. It is now held by Conner Huff.
Now, conner.com is owned by Seagate, the harddrive manufacturer. Understandable, Conner used to be a well-known harddrive manufacturer before being bought out by Seagate. conner.org and conner.net are owned by MailBank.com, an organization that gives out email addresses. As of today, firstname.lastname@example.org is available as an email address, but at US$9.95/month, I think I'll stick with what I have.