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What's in a name?

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My last post had me pondering the name of this domain and some of the reasons why I like it. I still must say that BlogDogIt.com just sounds like a destination site. You know, like YouTube, FaceBook, MySpace, eBay and many others that have entered the lexicon of late.

Now I must admit that I have not exactly sorted out how I am going to turn this domain into cash but like any investment, hanging on to it is the first key to success.

I know there are folks that buy up domain names and speculate on their potential to turn a profit. I can't imagine how anyone can make a living by doing that, but I imagine there are those that do.

Actually, I have 5 domain names in my portfolio now. The fifty bucks a year is reserving several good names - I think. Names that may someday find their way to popularity. However, the main reason I snagged these words is because I liked them. To call them an investment is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but did they really know what they had with Google and Yahoo?

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My Domains: [Purpose](link)

DeBurger.com [Website established for DeBurger Photo Image & Design (now on hiatus.)] (GO)

InfinitelyRemote.com [My hobby website. Hand-crafted in PHP/MySQL & hosted via my DSL](GO)

PracticalLightning.com [The banner under which my 'Web Design for Hire' resides.](GO)

USDads.org [My diamond in the rough. (Top Secret) ;-) ] (GO)

BlogDogIt.com [A GallDarned, DadBlamed blog site BlogDogIt](STAY)

I would need no less than $5000 to part with any of these domain names and would honestly be hard pressed to sell them at that. (Don't let that stop you from making an offer though.)

But seriously folks...

All this discussion of domain names got me thinking about this list I found on the internet a while ago. It chronicles the The Internet's 100 oldest dot-com domains. I dare say many of these names were not chosen because of their catchy sound or their irony. But this my friends, is where it all started. I find it to be a fun bit of surfing; checking-up on these pioneers to see just how far they have come (or wonder where have they gone.) Hey, I wonder if any of these domains are parked? And this is the sort of thought process that leads to a late-night perusal of the corporate web world. (sounds worthwhile, what does that say about me?) Oh well & anyway...

The Internet's 100 oldest dot-com domains

1. symbolics.com: March 15, 1985

2. bbn.com: April 24, 1985

3. think.com: May 24, 1985

4. mcc.com: July 11, 1985

5. dec.com: September 30, 1985

6. northrop.com: November 7, 1985

7. xerox.com: January 9, 1986

8. sri.com: January 17, 1986

9. hp.com: March 3, 1986

10. bellcore.com: March 5, 1986

11. ibm.com: March 19, 1986

12. sun.com: March 19, 1986

13. intel.com: March 25, 1986

14. ti.com: March 25, 1986

15. att.com: April 25, 1986

16. gmr.com: May 8, 1986

17. tek.com: May 8, 1986

18. fmc.com: July 10, 1986

19. ub.com: July 10, 1986

20. bell-atl.com: August 5, 1986

21. ge.com: August 5, 1986

22. grebyn.com: August 5, 1986

23. isc.com: August 5, 1986

24. nsc.com: August 5, 1986

25. stargate.com: August 5, 1986

26. boeing.com: September 2, 1986

27. itcorp.com: September 18, 1986

28. siemens.com: September 29, 1986

29. pyramid.com: October 18, 1986

30. alphacdc.com: October 27, 1986

31. bdm.com: October 27, 1986

32. fluke.com: October 27, 1986

33. inmet.com: October 27, 1986

34. kesmai.com: October 27, 1986

35. mentor.com: October 27, 1986

36. nec.com: October 27, 1986

37. ray.com: October 27, 1986

38. rosemount.com: October 27, 1986

39. vortex.com: October 27, 1986

40. alcoa.com: November 5, 1986

41. gte.com: November 5, 1986

42. adobe.com: November 17, 1986

43. amd.com: November 17, 1986

44. das.com: November 17, 1986

45. data-io.com: November 17, 1986

46. octopus.com: November 17, 1986

47. portal.com: November 17, 1986

48. teltone.com: November 17, 1986

49. 3com.com: December 11, 1986

50. amdahl.com: December 11, 1986

51. ccur.com: December 11, 1986

52. ci.com: December 11, 1986

53. convergent.com: December 11, 1986

54. dg.com: December 11, 1986

55. peregrine.com: December 11, 1986

56. quad.com: December 11, 1986

57. sq.com: December 11, 1986

58. tandy.com: December 11, 1986

59. tti.com: December 11, 1986

60. unisys.com: December 11, 1986

61. cgi.com: January 19, 1987

62. cts.com: January 19, 1987

63. spdcc.com: January 19, 1987

64. apple.com: February 19, 1987

65. nma.com: March 4, 1987

66. prime.com: March 4, 1987

67. philips.com: April 4, 1987

68. datacube.com: April 23, 1987

69. kai.com: April 23, 1987

70. tic.com: April 23, 1987

71. vine.com: April 23, 1987

72. ncr.com: April 30, 1987

73. cisco.com: May 14, 1987

74. rdl.com: May 14, 1987

75. slb.com: May 20, 1987

76. parcplace.com: May 27, 1987

77. utc.com: May 27, 1987

78. ide.com: June 26, 1987

79. trw.com: July 9, 1987

80. unipress.com: July 13, 1987

81. dupont.com: July 27, 1987

82. lockheed.com: July 27, 1987

83. rosetta.com: July 28, 1987

84. toad.com: August 18, 1987

85. quick.com: August 31, 1987

86. allied.com: September 3, 1987

87. dsc.com: September 3, 1987

88. sco.com: September 3, 1987

89. gene.com: September 22, 1987

90. kccs.com: September 22, 1987

91. spectra.com: September 22, 1987

92. wlk.com: September 22, 1987

93. mentat.com: September 30, 1987

94. wyse.com: October 14, 1987

95. cfg.com: November 2, 1987

96. marble.com: November 9, 1987

97. cayman.com: November 16, 1987

98. entity.com: November 16, 1987

99. ksr.com: November 24, 1987

100. nynexst.com: November 30, 1987

(Domain record data provided by iWhoIs.com, published by networkworld.com, html by practicallightning.com)


What's in a name? that which we call a rose,
By any other name would smell as sweet.

Juliet. Romeo and Juliet Act II Scene 2: Verona. Capulet's Garden.
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