For Sale – $45,000 Minimum Bid

In a quest to get a shorter domain name I looked into purchasing which has been for sale for over 10 years now. I did my standard “whois” from the commandline and got the administrative contact. The domain is owned by a company called Digimedia. So I contact them.  Jay, from the company promptly replied and told me that I had to use the automated service available on their website. So I did.

Thinking strategically, I offered $250 USD to set a low anchor point.  Turns out the process is totally automated.  Immediately I got rejected with the following message: “your offer is too low, please make a higher offer”. Looking at the details it suggests that I start my minimum bid at $45,000 USD. Good luck Digimedia on the sale, i’m sure if you hold on for long enough someone will come along and purchase it.  One thing is certain, I won’t be getting anytime soon.

3rd Time’s the Charm

They say the 3rd time is the charm.  I hope so.  I’m setting out to share my thoughts with the world through a personal blog for the 3rd time.

In 2005, I setup a blog with the famous 5 minute WordPress install.  It really was like 5 minutes to install.  I started doing what bloggers do.  Post anything I found interesting and almost nobody cares about.  I kept it up for over a year averaging around posts per month.  Not too bad for a first time blogger, I thought.  I wasn’t ready for what happened next.

I lost everything.  It was all gone.  All my hard work and painstaking editing.  It all happened because I grew frustrated with my hosting provider and decided to drop them.  It was a long story but the short version is their admin dumped my MSSQL database but forgot the MySQL database that contained my WordPress data.  I didn’t notice and they clicked the destroy everything button on my account before I realized it was missing.  Oh well, I thought, and moved on.

Frustrated from losing everything from my first blog it took me a while to muster up the courage to jump in again.  Once I was ready I started  After just a handful of posts in over the course of a few months, I sold the domain.  Its a somewhat interesting story that i’ll share later.  Since it was only a domain transfer I still have all the data – plus about 5 backups.  My plan is to see if I can  import old posts into this blog.  If I can’t I’ll just re-post.

Stay tuned for more to come.