Too Many Websites

When I was in high school I thought it was really cool to collect email addresses. It started with “[email protected]”:http://www.netaddress.com, which, to my knowledge, was one of the first to offer free email. My dad discovered it and quickly signed my whole family up with free accounts.

Shortly thereafter Yahoo! and Hotmail both came out offering their free email services. In the early days most of the free services had the ability to forward to another account, and Yahoo! (I had four or five Yahoo! accounts at one time) gave you the option to download your email through POP3. I remember bragging about having my 15 or 20 different email addresses all forwarded to one of my Yahoo! accounts and routed into my Outlook Express. I shudder to think how I might’ve acted if Gmail had come out when I was that age.

At any rate, my new collection seems to be not email addresses, but websites. I’m not bragging about this collection (or am I?). I certainly haven’t meant to collect this many, but I’ve got about six websites right now.

* joeyday.com
* “joeyday.org”:http://www.joeyday.org
* “geocities.com/joeynday”:http://www.geocities.com/joeynday — used this before my domains
* “cs.utah.edu/~jday”:http://www.cs.utah.edu/~jday — a freebie from the School of Computing
* “eng.utah.edu/~jday”:http://www.eng.utah.edu/~jday — a freebie from the School of Engineering
* “joeyday.blogspot.com”:http://joeyday.blogspot.com — so I can post on other bloggers’ blogs

Now, that’s only counting personal sites. I own a few other domains that I don’t consider “mine” per se:

* “hrwiki.org”:http://www.hrwiki.org — the one, the only
* “fellowsites.org”:http://www.fellowsites.org — a non-profit hosting company
* “janeneday.com”:http://www.janeneday.com — my wife’s website

What got me thinking about all this? Well, I’m hoping to acquire at least one more domain sometime this month. I probably shouldn’t say much more about this right now, but I’m sure you’ll hear more as things develop.

  • I remember the days back before Hotmail was owned by Microsoft and everything was Good. The memories.

    I have a whole list of domain names that I would like to buy but have no immediate use for. There are three places that I have web space, none of which I’m paying for and only one of which I actually use for things other than “misc.”, and consequently I only own one domain name (having let the second expire earlier this year).

    That was an awful sentence. Sorry.

  • Call me crazy:

    FELLOWSITES.ORG, FIX-FOTOS.COM, FIX-PICTURE.BIZ, FIX-PICTURE.COM, FIX-PICTURE.NET, FIX-PICTURES.BIZ, FIX-PICTURES.NET, FIXAFOTO.BIZ, FIXAFOTO.COM, FIXAFOTO.NET, FIXAPHOTO.BIZ, FIXAPHOTO.NET, FIXAPICTURE.BIZ, FIXAPICTURE.COM, FIXAPICTURE.INFO, FIXAPICTURE.NET, FIXAPICTURE.ORG, FIXAPICTURE.US, FIXAPICTURE.WS, FIXPICTURE.BIZ, FIXPICTURE.NET, FIXPICTURES.BIZ, FIXPICTURES.COM, FIXPICTURES.NET, FIXTHEPICTURE.COM, FIXTHEPICTURE.NET, FIXTHEPICTURE.ORG, FIXYOURPICTURE.BIZ, FIXYOURPICTURE.NET, FIXYOURPICTURE.ORG, MILKNCOOKIE.US, ebiz.byu.edu/~sph27/hw3.html (A site to mess around on, from the school of Information Systems. I don’t have much here.),
    And one other one at BYU that I never use and can’t remember.

    THAT was bragging ;). I certainly shouldn’t own that many.

    What’s the new domain you are hoping for?

  • Wow. That comment looked awfully spammy at first. I would’ve deleted that if I didn’t know who it came from.

    I’d rather not say the domain I’m hoping for. For one, I’d like to let it quietly expire. I’m afraid if I start advertising that I want it, the guy will renew it and then make an offer I won’t be able to afford. Of course, if he does that I just wouldn’t buy it, but I don’t want to hurt my chances. For two, I don’t want to jinx it. :)

    If you thought about it for a sec, though, you could probably guess.

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