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The Best Domain in the Universe.

My domain is great. It’s my name and it’s short. It’s close to impossible for anyone but Scandinavians to pronounce, let alone write correctly and even remember. But it’s still my name and short. To make sure the domain stays mine for a while I decided back in July of last year to lease the domain until some time in 2008. Just to get rid those other Vegards who were drooling all over it, waiting for it to expire. Like I did with vegard.com.

But a domain I really want is say.no. With the obvious sub domain “just”: just.say.no. What a great domain! The name wouldn’t have any direct link to my site, but I would be famous just for having such a kick ass domain. The guys who’re currently owning it, Shared Autonomous sYstems – note the Y in systems, I bet they did that just to get the coolest domain the world – are currently not using the domain for anything, except a 403 forbidden on just.say.no. What a waste!

Tomorrow I’m having a job interview. Wish me luck.

Now I’m tired and want to sleep. So all you got this evening was yet another ├╝ber-nerdy rant.

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  1. hey come on, show a bit of restecp! i can spell “vegard” with my eyes closed, and i ain’t scandinavian! to be honest, i don’t know how to pronounce it, but if you told me how, i might be able to get my tongue around it…

    i only know of two vegards in the whole universe (though i’m sure you’re right in your implication that there are more than that), and one of them plays football for liverpool. or at least, he occasionally plays for them. he’s on the wage bill, at least… :P

    (by the way, just for you, vegard, i declined to force that link to open in a new window… hehehe!)

  2. vegard: I suggest that you add a mp3-file of a norwegian pronounciating your name. That way Ian can practice. I can send one to you if you like.

    :-P

  3. i don’t know why i’m saying this, because i’ll just make myself look really dumb and you’ll all laugh at me, but i tend to think of it as vay-guard. or maybe vee-guard. i suspect the first syllable is actually the least of my worries, though, because you norwegians probably have some bizarre way to pronounce the guard bit. like hard, or yard, or even jard.

    vee-guard
    vee-hard
    vee-yard
    vee-jard
    vay-guard
    vay-hard
    vay-yard
    vay-jard

    it’s gotta be one of those, right? awww, crap…

  4. ian: you’re not so far off, actually. instead of trying to explain how to say it, I think I will mail you a file (either a wave or a mp3).
    :-)