Posted: October 25th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: Domain News | Tags: .ca, .ca domain names, Occupy Wall Street, TBR | 1 Comment »
I am buying quite a few domain names at TBR drops/auctions, and recently a friend of mine asked about one of them. He was wondering why I bought domain name Slay.ca, he was kind of surprised. It’s true though, who in the right mind would register and own a domain name which meaning is “to kill violently”.
Vast majority of domainers understand the value of short, one word generic domain names, but still Slay.ca is far from being a premium domain name, and definitely doesn’t have any traffic. I explained to my friend that all the domain names have “you never know” factor, and one word dictionary names, even unpopular words, have more of it than anything else.
Sometimes, if the price is right, you simply have to buy a name. Even if you are not going to use it, you still buying it and taking a risk, because you never know – someday this word or phrase might become popular. That was a case with Slay.ca, MyID.ca helped me to acquire it through TBR, and I was lucky enough to pay only $22 for it.
I gave one example to my friend about this “never know” factor, and even though it is a good example, it was a lesson to me too.
On September 23, 2005 I hand registered a list of .ca domain names including Occupy.ca. Why would I register that name? It was insane at the time to even think that somebody would want to develop that name in the future. My reasons for registering the name though simple: it was a dictionary word, relatively short, a verb calling for action, and cheap price of $10 for hand registration. When I left on vacation on September 23, 2011, exactly 6 years after my registration of Occupy.ca, I didn’t know anything about Occupy Wall Street movement. I read an article about mass protests organized by this movement only in the middle of October when I sat on the plane back to Canada. On my way back I was wondering if I still own Occupy.ca.
It turns out that I sold Occupy.ca to another domainer in 2006. I don’t regret selling it, even thought I let it go for cheap. This story a good lesson to me, it reminded me about that great ability of absolutely any generic phrase or one word domain name to become more valuable at any moment.
Posted: June 19th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: Life | Tags: Hudson Bay, Stanley Cup, TV, Vancouver Canucks | No Comments »
As you all know by now, there is no Stanley Cup for Vancouver this year. No soup for you! (soupnazi from Seinfield). We will need to wait for another 10-15 years probably for another run. Just like in 1994 the streets of Vancouver were rocked by the angry fans. Actually according to the politicians, and media they are not fans, they are not TRUE FANS we are told. Who are they? At the beginning I heard on TV and radio that we are dealing with a small number of troublemakers. After that we were told that there are some anarchists that came to watch the Canucks game (!?). More and more people begin to realize that this is not a small group of people, and these are not some kind of outsiders. This is where we live, and these are the people that live here, and all these people are the fans of the beloved Vancouver Canucks.
I am still proud of Vancouver though! Many came out the next day to help with the clean up efforts. There is an extraordinary effort underway online and offline to identify these who participated in rioting and looting. Thousands of Vancouver residents let their feelings be known on the plywood pieces covering the broken glass of the Hudson Bay’s store on Granville street.
Posted: June 14th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: Hockey, Life | Tags: Boston Bruins, Dan Cloutier, Roberto Luongo, Stanley Cup | No Comments »
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I went to downtown Vancouver yesterday.
It was nice to see all the people cheering for the home-team. At the same time it was very disappointing to see Roberto Luongo to collapse again. It kind of reminded me of Dan Cloutier time – you wait for a pizza guy to arrive, you just open a beer bottle, and all of the sudden Canucks are 2-3 goals down.
Yesterday I hoped for a cruel ending for the Boston Bruins fans, and now the stage is sat for the major showdown in game 7. As many people understand game 7s are a flip of the coin in many cases, and even though I heard the statistics somewhere that home-team won 12 out of 15 times during the last 15 seasons, I still have some doubt that Canucks will come through. I mean I want them to, but now I am not sure.
I didn’t like the way Canucks played last game, I don’t understand the way the game called either. Canucks had to find a way to play better last night with the Stanley Cup in the building. They didn’t. At the same time, I don’t understand why penalties not called on Bruins. I heard a guy saying on the radio that Boston’s strategy is to play on the edge, make 100s of infractions during the game – who cares, the refs are not going to call all of them anyway. So, it kind of becomes a new normal to punch Sedin 4-5 times in the face, and only on the 6th punch you will be penalized, if at all.
Vancouver hopes for the best.
Posted: June 13th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: Hockey | Tags: Alex Burrows, Boston Bruins, Stanley Cup Finals, Vancouver Canucks | No Comments »
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I witnessed the anger and upset fan’s faces yesterday when Miami Heat was outplayed by Dallas Mavericks to capture their first ever NBA Championship.
It must be so sad to see your team fall in your own building in the last game of the finals. The opposing team holds that trophy that your team wanted so much. All this hope, and reasoning to support your team collapsed. You can’t leave the building, because you want to see that ceremony, that you may never see again, but you can’t be happy because the other team crowned.
Vancouver Canucks can cause similar pain in Boston, if they win pivotal game 6 tonight. Boston’s pain won’t be similar though, after all the adversity of the Stanley Cup Finals it will be very cruel to see Boston Bruins fall in their building. Fans will be pissed to see Aaron Rome to raise the cup above his shoulders, they will remember THE HIT. They will be pissed to see Alex Burrows with the cup, because of THE BITE. I really want that cruel ending to Boston Bruins season tonight.
Go Canucks Go!