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2000-09-26 14:05:51+00 by ebradway 4 comments

While searching for a decent domain name for my friend's Wordslam competitions, I came across this site: Vispo: Langu(im)age. There's alot to digest there but definitely worth a look. From one of his essays: 'Hopefully Web art will go well beyond flash and excellent design to perpetuating and deepening the spirit of cooperation and imaginative involvement with each other -- globally -- that sometimes feels like it is on the way.'

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:21+00 by: hippasos

Judging from what you wrote about the database system you're implementing, you have a lot to digest altogether! Good luck with your massive project! That's exciting. Thanks for visiting Vispo ~ Langu(im)age. Great to know that the site is appreciated by someone as expert as yourself in computing. I don't know whether there's any place in your project for what I do, but if so will be glad to contribute. I admire your approach to the Open Source concept and am interested in it. Regards, Jim Andrews jim@vispo.com

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:21+00 by: ebradway

Kewl... I don't think I've ever seen a web page author unexpectedly post a reply on Flutterby. Honestly, I came across his site while browsing some hoky search engine - trying to think of a good domain name for a poetry competition. BTW, about two weeks ago I checked the status of 'wordslam.net' and found it was available. A week later it was taken - and now it points to NameZero.com. Makes me think that someone's watching the whois logs and snagging choice domains before the person looking gets a chance. At least word-slam.com is still available!

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:21+00 by: anser

That's why I never use those "See if your domain name is available!" forms on resale sites. I assume as a matter of course that someone looks through every name that comes back "available" and if it looks promising, takes it. I don't think anyone has access to the whois logs at NSI except NSI and I don't think they follow this practice, so if you want to check, I'd stick with them. (Not that they're so great in other ways of course.)

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:21+00 by: Dan Lyke

whois or host -a seems the proper form to me. Or just go to domainmonger and try to register it, if you're serious about wanting it and it's available you may as well take it.