RE: Domain Name Advice

by "Katherine Pollara" <kpollara(at)>

 Date:  Sun, 29 Jul 2001 16:19:09 -0400
 To:  "'Christine Weiss'" <bewise(at)>,
"'Lauren Hanka'" <bluejay(at)>,
 In-Reply-To:  t3f2i7
  todo: View Thread, Original
ONLY one problem with being so nice about it.  You may find that a third
party scoops up the domain before either of you get it.  Perhaps then you
may think differently.

The rules are clear.  If you want a domain, sign up for it.  S/He who gets
there first, gets the domain.  If they are dumb enough to put all kinds of
work into a domain that they don't own, this is mere stupidity and
foolishness.  If the domain is available, there is nothing wrong with going
for it especially since you have a legit use for it.

If you were just going to do this so you could turn around and sell it to
them, that would be an entirely different situation.  Keep in mind that they
could go out of business before the site is ever erected.  Getting the
domain assigned to you is the practical thing to do and you should not feel
guilty about it.

Kate Pollara

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-hwg-techniques(at)
[mailto:owner-hwg-techniques(at)]On Behalf Of Christine Weiss
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2001 3:23 PM
To: Lauren Hanka; hwg-techniques(at)
Subject: Re: Domain Name Advice

Of course you're right, Lauren. It's only a domain name. And life is a
beach... made up of tiny grains of sand called choices, about which Benjamin
Franklin reportedly said:

"We stand at the crossroads, each minute, each hour, each day, making
choices.  We choose the thoughts we allow ourselves to think, the passions
we allow ourselves to feel, and the actions we allow ourselves to perform.
Each choice is made in the context of whatever value system we've selected
to govern our lives.  In the selection of that value system, we are, in a
very real
way, making the most important choice we will ever make."

Or, to quote my hubby: "So because it's just a little bit of dog-sh*t on
your shoe, it doesn't matter?"

And if the shoe doesn't pinch the other foot, then I say go for it. But if
you wouldn't want it done to you and you choose to do it anyway, well...
Buckle your seatbelt because the road of rationalization tends to be bumpy.



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