commit 1b843cf4662da17ebe3effbf1903f7baca6b8c41 (patch)
Author: Alex Karle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 22:49:41 -0400
thoughts: Add post on Domain Names
This was super cathartic to write. I've wasted a lot of time this week
pouring over domain registrars and learning about the whole system and
why it is:
1) (Almost) Impossible to get a domain you want
2) (Almost always) Impossible to get a domain you want cheap
Seriously. 'Premium Fees' make me sick -- and looking at all the
old-timers on the internet, just makes me wonder what they paid for that
Sigh. Feels good to shame RealNames a bit. I mean that was the _worst_.
Want to rent the domain for your website / email? We'll give you the
latter for 3x the price :(
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<h3>A collection of thoughts.</h3>
- <h3 class="new-post">Dec. 19, 2019</h3>
+ <h3 class="new-post">Mar. 24, 2020: Domain Name Insanity</h3>
+ I went through a phase this week of really wanting `karle.[original-tld]`.
+ Not for a business. Not for boosting my own webpage (it doesn't really
+ have much). Just for me.
+ <p>The results were... disheartening.</p>
+ <b>karle.org:</b><br> Registered since 1998, no website, parked web-page.
+ WHOIS guard ensures I can't even reach out to who owns it.
+ <b>karle.com:</b><br> For sale by owner on Uniregistry. Ok. Inquired.
+ Owner wants a "serious 5 figure offer". Next!
+ <b>karle.net:</b><br> Owned by <a
+ href="https://realnames.com">RealNames</a>, a business seemingly
+ centered around buying lastname.net domains and charging people like
+ me to set up an email. Almost brilliant enough of a business to make
+ me forgive their scumminess. <i>Almost</i>. Nary an option to buy
+ <p>So here we are. Looks like karle.co for at least a little longer.</p>
+ <h3 class="new-post">Dec. 19, 2019: A New Hope</h3>
Toying with the thought of starting a website/blog.