April 1st, 2005

Brian and Anne

domain registrations

Is there any way to look up what all domains someone owns? I know through whois you can check specific domains and find out who owns them, but can you go in the opposite direction as well?

And has anything ever been moved or resolved stating that someone has to be doing something with a domain name in order to retain it?

Just frustrated right now with the big registration houses... it's bad enough that there are so many speculative places that have claimed domains and are offering them for sale, but I also just became aware of Future Media Architects, who proudly proclaim that they own thousands of high-quality domain names and have no intention of parting with any of them. Part of the new way they want the internet to be used... and a way to portal people into their search engine, Oxide.

I came across them by typing in www.jade.com

I'd be curious to know what'all domains FMA has control of and it seems like there ought to be a way to look that up...
Brian and Anne

Off again...

I am now about to pack to go to Portland. My plane leaves tomorrow morning at 9:20. I am so busy with my projects, I'm having a hard time shifting my brain to the fact that for most of next week my primary responsibility will be to attend CHI, not to work on my projects.

Speaking of projects, I just received my copy of the Fiddler's Green program. It is even more wonderful than I knew it would be. And it came with a nice thank-you note. And my name is on page IV, in the Note From the Editor acknowledgements. That's neat.

I'm taking my laptop and should be in touch.

My brain is just a little fried right now... and I find myself really looking forward to *next* weekend, when I will not be traveling at all.