I was looking for new domain names for the company and found a couple that sounded good. Unfortunately, somebody already snatched up the name I really wanted. The good news is that it’s for sale; for a mere $28,800 and the other was a steal at only $21k. You know, they say domain squatting was illegal, but they said nothing about buying domains for resale.
And the domain registrars aren’t any better. They sell “premium domain names” for a considerable profit. For instance, one domain I considered has a one time charge of $1499 in addition to the usual yearly fee.
They all do it and they’re the only game in town, so what can you do?
Another aggravation is a friend who owns “Political Nevada dot com.” It was supposed to be exactly what it sounds like, a political blog. Then he decided he might offend the wrong people, like certain politicians who are also friends. So it sits empty.
So fucking what! It’s supposed to offend somebody. The whole point of a political blog is to support certain politicians, while shining the cold hard light of day on their opponents backroom dealings. And who better to do it than someone who’s a friend and campaign contributor?
Barring that, how about just tweaking their noses by posting their personal foibles. That’s not only fun, it’ll probably make for a large following. With the bonus of it being very unlikely to seriously affect anyone’s political careers, so as long as it’s done for fun political friends shouldn’t be too unhappy.
Ah, well, there’s no chance he’ll ever sell it, he doesn’t need the money. And there’s no chance in Hell he’ll ever use it.
On top of that, the few things he wrote way back when were so poorly edited that they read more like stream of consciousness than well thought out prose.
His excuse was that he “didn’t have time.” So how about putting everything in a draft and letting someone else edit the final version? –Nope, it was “his article.”
And before you ask; he won’t tell me anything he knows about the local politicos because he knows damn well I’d publish it in a heartbeat. –It really sucks to have a well connected source you can’t use.
It’s no wonder my brain hurts.