1:21 A. M.
The wee hours of the morning. A couple hours till my usual bedtime. Rowen and Virginia are asleep. I’m awake and have been made aware that my domain name is about to expire. JGower.net (caps un-necessary) is in high demand. If I let the name lapse, it will assuredly be gobbled up by the next software/retail/business giant. Then, if I want it back, I’ll have to fight for it . . . with fists full of money. There are web sites (godaddy being one) which will “go to bat” for me and attempt to get the owner to sell the domain back. Of course, there’s a fee for the effort and no guarantee the new owner will give up the name. If it were my domain name, the one with my name on it, I wouldn’t give it up for anything. A million dollars? Nope. A trillion? Well . . . . Nope. So I let the name lapse, JGower.net gets taken by a huge company who understands the value of it and refuses to sell it back to me for even a trillion dollars. This could happen. It WILL happen if I don’t re-up on the name by September 14, 2014. That’s five days away! What should I do?
I re-up on the name, of course. I put my good, hard-earned credit on the line and buy two more years of JGower.net So there, big corporation, you can stick your greedy fat nose into someone else’s’ domain. JGower.net, that golden trove of wisdom and cache of witty treasure is mine. All mine. Ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaa!
Now for two more years of letting the site sit and stew with ne’r a change nor a visit. Money well spent.