Out of all places on earth to have found a company using a .pizza domain name as a primary digital presence, imagine how surprised I was to have had this encounter happen in my hometown.
In the mid to late 90’s as the world was coming online, Sherman, Texas had just crossed over 30,000 population mark.
Back then, the Chamber of Commerce, Yellow Pages and Sherman Democrat, now the Herald Democrat, were a business’ advertising staple to reach more customers and generate greater revenue.
There were not many businesses, if any back then, touting a web address of any sort.
I’m certain most businesses owners had no clue of what a web address was nor did they ever imagine the Internet would be what it it today, some 20 years later.
20 years later and having adding another 10,000 folks in population, I often don’t think of Sherman as a city of progressive technological advancement, especially for businesses using new top-level domains.
It’s a terrific Tuesday and we’re off to a fast start here in Austin, Texas. Today, I’m sharing with you about a city-wide event that’s happening all day long: Dining Out For Life (DOFL).
When you’re into domains as much as I am, then you tend to value and study the use of all sorts of domains — no matter your preference.
As most know, I started this blog primarily because I often filter the world through my daily interactions and discovery of domain names used by all walks of life.
One of the things I cherish most about the domain industry is the various, diverse relationships that make up the industry. Talk about all walks of life. We, the domain industry, are that and more.
Today’s story is no different other than the fact that the domains I’ll share with you today come from the great down under.
Juggling a number of work-life balance commitments, I keep a fairly busy schedule throughout any given day and week.
Sometimes I’m so busy that I don’t know if I’m coming or going, like the other day when I thought I was having lunch one place and it was another.
If you’re fortunate enough to move or live in Central Texas for an extended period of time, then you’ll become quite familiar with a term not as common to the rest of the US: Cedar Fever. 🤧
What’s interesting is that I didn’t suffer with Cedar Fever or any sort of allergies until being here in Austin for nearly seven (7) years.
It was as if someone flipped a switch, then I became allergic to everything under the sun, specifically Cedar. 😷
From November to March of each year, “The Austin Plague” sideline a number of new and longtime Austinites.
In fact, Cedar Fever is so bad here in Austin that there are days that the trees appear to be on fire because of how thick their pollen is when bursting into the air. 🔥
Plume after plume of cedar fill the air like a wildfire’s smoke plumes. Some days it limits line of sight for flying and driving occasionally.
Personally, I’ve become addicted to curing and staying ahead of Cedar Fever using the Neti Pot or Rinse Starter, and religiously having daily teatimes of tea and warm lemon water.
I drink all sorts of tea, but mostly English Breakfast is my go-to tea, also known as premium black tea.
However, the other day I was rummaging through my assorted jars of tea and came across two different teas: Blackberry, and Organic Chamomile with Lavender.
Now that things are somewhat quieting down from the holidays, I was able to do a bit of end of year cleaning.
I’ve tidied up my office a bit and managed to wrangle my email inbox into a somewhat manageable state to start the new year off right.
As I clean up my inbox, I ran across old a collage of photos I snapped one morning while at Rudy’s meeting a group of Christian men in our bi-weekly Entrepreneurial Council.
Well, Christmas has come and gone just like that, in a twinkle of an eye.
The Christmas tree sits bare with gifts no longer underneath it, and discarded boxes and wrapping paper are not far behind.
Toys have been played with and meals have been had or soon to be. And oh what meals we’ve had with dinner soon on the way.
What a joy it’s been to celebrate the birth of Christ with family, friends, and neighbors this season.
Speaking of neighbors, one of my neighbors so graciously shared a gift that has me writing at this at this very moment.