Sunday, April 27, 2008
Dot Com Kayakers
I suppose everyone at some point has fantasies about living off the fruits of their kayaking hobby. I don't seriously dream about that day, but I began thinking of owning the URL 'ckayaker.com'. It's always smart to plan ahead, to take care of the 'what if's' in life if you can.
The other day I applied for the 'ckayaker.com' name only to discover it was already taken! Imagine that! It was grabbed in July of 2005, before I began blogging. To make matters worse, the owner of the URL has done nothing with it to speak of. Go see for yourself!
Not to be outdone, I hurriedly bought the rights to 'ckayaker.ca'. After all, I am Canadian and proud of it. So now, if you want to reach my blog, you can use the URL ckayaker.ca. You'll discover an annoying banner ad at the bottom. Some day I may pay to have it removed, but not today. Today I'm buying a new watch to replace my old Casio which has broken after many years of service.
Oddly enough, I'm not the only kayaker who doesn't own their URL name. Looking around, I was surprised to find at least one other regular blogger who's site name is owned by another person. Want to guess who it is? ;-)