The days of needing
to remember several telephone numbers, numerous VOIP or instant
message identities and other points of contact
for our social and professional networks are over.
posted by airguitar
on May 17, 2006 -
Ry Cooder's new album Chávez
captures the world of the vibrant
Chicano community that was bulldozed in the 1950's to build
Dodger Stadium. Don Normark's book Chavez
provides more background on the place that was
once a "poor man’s Shangri-la." of "wild
roses, tin roofs, and wandering goats" where life "was
lived fully, openly, and joyfully" before it was destroyed.
posted by robliberal
on Aug 3, 2005 -
I accidentally typed our favorite blog's URL minus a period, and stumbled upon this educational reference site. Those devious hippies have gone too far....
posted by adamms222
on Mar 8, 2004 -
Seven years in jail and a $150,000 fine.
That's what domain owners will get if HR 3574 makes its way into law. HR 3574 will require all domain owners to make their current home address, telephone number and email address publicly known. Mr. Haughey's stalkers need no longer fear how to find him.
posted by ed
on Feb 5, 2004 -
A web-based sidebar to the recent passing of WKRP Manager and Maytag Repairman Gordon Jump
: the 'dot-com' address with his name (as well as those for living and dead celebrities including Jack Palance
, Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan
and Flip Wilson
) are owned by Richard Shumaker of "Wilmerding World Wide", who, on each homepage, editorializes against "Celebrity Name Cybersquatting", declares he has "captured" the names for "safekeeping", and promises "At no charge, I will be more than honored to transfer domain name ownership."
posted by wendell
on Sep 26, 2003 -
kids.us ready to go.
Hidden amongst the seemingly endless barrage of SOBig virii this morning was an interesting email from that ResourceShelf Guy
on the new kids Domain
Being billed as "an Internet domain that parents and children can trust for educational and appropriate online fun
" kids.us Launches On September 4, 2003. You can read the Overview of kids.us Policies and Procedures
, or Register A Name
(starting next week).
Interestingly they Say
a company called cyveillance
will be "monitoring and reviewing" content for the domains.
The domain names will Look
a little funny, but maybe Someone
should snag www.metafilter.kids.us, you know, for the kids. They don't seem cheap, as "Registrants will be charged a combined registration fee and a non-refundable application fee for five-year registration.
posted by Blake
on Aug 28, 2003 -
There's a lot of news coverage this morning about Afghanistan going live with their official country domain ".af" - the first two advertised sites are here (?)
(via the BBC). There's a less publicized, and much better site here
via google. I guess you know you've made it as a civilization these days when the glass is lit
. I remember how excited I was when the ADSL synchronized and my pop up adventure began. . .
I hope this isn't our farewell present to this country, though.
posted by jdaura
on Mar 10, 2003 -
Satire is dead.
"On Monday 23rd September, the Metropolitan Police (acting with the support of The Internet Watch Foundation) contacted my web host, Webfusion (aka Host Europe), and requested that thinkofthechildren.co.uk be 'removed from the public domain'."
posted by MintSauce
on Sep 25, 2002 -
Who's a .pro?
The new .pro TLD
will only be available to certified professionals
—at first just lawyers, doctors, and accountants—with subdomain strings (“.law.pro, .med.pro and .cpa.pro with more to come”) to identify the professions. [more info
at RegistryPro] Seems pretty clunky to me.
posted by kirkaracha
on May 11, 2002 -
this also recently happened to our friends at k10k.com along with numerous other legitimate domains in the recent past... an outrage. the blood trail does not lead very far:
heres what stinks my friends....
go to: www.k10k.com .... then click on merchant accounts... and take a look at who the number 2 listing is.... oh, i bet verisign comes up a few other places as well .... thoughts? - i suggest a boycott of netsol and versign until appropriate action is taken or at least their support for this organization ceases.
posted by specialk420
on Mar 22, 2002 -
Ben Brown once had this thing called Teeth Magazine. I don't know how long it lasted. But visiting ye olde Glassdog, I saw a random adzert for it. Intrigued, I clicked on it. And it's a bit different now
. Anyone else have funny lapsed-domain stories?
posted by solistrato
on Aug 21, 2001 -
seemingly constant problems with Network Solutions continue. It raises two questions for me. 1. Why wouldn't he change the domain and/or name rather cease publication of one of the best independant publications on the web? and 2. How come they haven't overhauled the domain registration system to have other methods for verification? At the company where I work we have over 50 domains and we're constantly having problems with peoples' names who are long since gone being on the registration and not being able to remove them. Hope it works out for him, I couldn't live without my ALA fix.
posted by abosio
on Jun 27, 2001 -
It's that time of year again...
Here's a friendly reminder. When you go caroling this holiday season, be sure to get all your copyrights in a row before venturing about the neighborhood. You never know when someone might turn you in. [caution, the preceding was laced with sarcasm]
posted by ZachsMind
on Nov 18, 2000 -
Madonna finally wins madonna.com
Under what grounds warrent her rights to that domain name? At the bottom it notes singer Sting was denied his attempt at aquiring sting.com, which is merely owned by some online gamer called =Sting=
posted by grank
on Oct 16, 2000 -
.ca for us normal folk
Many of the old, tight-assed restrictions on the .ca domain are being lifted this fall. The change might be annoying to some existing .ca owners, but a blessing for us regular Joe canadians that wanted to be .ca'ed, instead of .com'ed. Internic.ca
is taking prebookings now.
posted by mkn
on Sep 4, 2000 -