Happy Birthday You Wonderful Old Domain

January 9, 2011 · 2 comments

in Me Me Me,The Internet

I almost forgot to mention that today is the 15th anniversary of schafer.com.

I registered the domain for personal use back in 1996 and it’s had something on it pretty much ever since. It’s been a resume for me, a list of links, a corporate site for while I was self-employeed for many years, and since 2001 it’s had a blog attached to it (my first blog post was July 4th, 2001).

Interestingly enough, and entirely coincidentally, today is also my fourth anniversary on Twitter.

I wonder what the Internet will look like fifteen years from now?

When did you buy your first domain name and what did you do with it when you first started out online?

  • Tom

    I tried to buy my first personal domain in 1995: advernet.com. Insanely, it got taken just days before my request (we didn’t know right away back then, remember?). Looks like it has since dropped and was re-registered in 2001. With all the great domains available then, I chose “advernet.com”. I was going to start an online advertising gig, building old fashioned web sites, blah. If only I knew then….

  • http://www.schafer.com/ Ken Schafer

    Great story Tom – and thanks for stopping by!

    I once owned recipie.com which is a VERY common typo of recipe.com. I’m sure I could have retired off the parked page ad revenue from that one. :)

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