Sunday, February 2, 2020

Goodbye DMR5.com

So back when I signed up with SiteGround web hosting, they had this quirky way of doing things. You could set up multiple websites, but they had to be under a tertiary domain. So if you had both example.com and something.com, one of them would be the “master” account, let’s say example.com, and the other was a sub account like this: something.example.com, and then you could alias www.something.com to that… Simple, no?

Anyhoo, I didn’t want to use a website I already had as the master, so I registered a new domain, DMR5.com. So at that time you could go to flushtwice.dmr5.com and this site would show up just fine. Of course you could also go to www.flushtwice.com or just flushtwice.com, and they would forward to the flushtwice.dmr5.com in such a way that you would not see it in the address bar. Personally I thought it was stupid, but they did have very fast and responsive servers… Unlike the DSL connection to a Vic 20 you get when you sign up with Dreamhost. (We still have two years left with these clowns.)

So I kept DMR5.com around after switching to Dreamhost, even though I didn’t need it anymore. I kept thinking I would do something with it… and I never did. So yesterday, dmr5.com quietly expired… which is sad… because it’s a four character dot com! Those things aren’t easy to come by. But still, it’s better this way. I mean, what was I suppose to do with it?

My registrar will keep it on hold for a few months under the false assumption that I “forgot” to renew it. After that, it goes up for grabs on the open market. GoDaddy is probably already eyeing it for a spamvertisement-landing page. Whatever happens now is no longer my concern.


Kudos

Speaking of things that no longer concern me, this week’s jokes were sent in by George and Glenn. It great when the only thing I have to do is copy and paste. Of course if you submit a joke through our submission page, I won’t even have to do that. On the other hand, sending jokes to flush2x@gmail.com does require the ol’ ctrl-c/ctrl-v.

“Distracted from distraction by distraction” ― T.S. Eliot

Pax,

-f2x

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