“If you die, I’m going to kill you.”
I was recovering from a near-death experience, ensconced in a tiny trailer in a big trailer park in old South Austin. The price of a domain name was expensive, so I could only do one URL, and astrofish.net won the ring toss.
As close as I could get with a portmanteau of fishing guide to the stars working in wordplay with the whole “fish net” image.
- I used to swing my voluptuous hips when I said “fish net.”
Domain names, pre-Y2K needed to be catchy and demonstrative of the content housed. I would guess this is now less about housing data and more about warehousing data.
Domain Name: ASTROFISH.NET
Creation Date: 1998-08-12T04:00:00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2028-08-11T04:00:00Z
Registrar: Register4Less, Inc.
Registrant Name: Kramer Wetzel
Registrant Organization: astrofish.net
Registrant Street: 5802 Bob Bullock C1 Unit 328C-195
Registrant City: Laredo
Registrant State/Province: Texas
Registrant Postal Code: 78041-8813
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.5143941150
Registrant Email: email@example.com
Registry Admin ID: Not Available From Registry
Admin Name: Kramer Wetzel
Admin Organization: astrofish.net
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
But the Business Birthdays are a quick celebration of the official name’s point of inception. What it is, what it’s become, and where it might go. I’m oddly invested in the name. A little quirky, at best, and the idea is a super-simple design, one I’ve never been quite able to achieve. I can see it, but then, I get to adding buttons, bells, and whistles — oftentimes, unnecessary.
“It amuses me.”
Doubt that works.
24 years at one digital address with regular, weekly material. Not always good material, but always on some kind of a weekly schedule.
In the words of individuals born after the URL?
“It is what it is.”
- Aperture: ƒ/1.8
- Camera: iPad Pro (11-inch)
- Flash fired: no
- Focal length: 3mm
- ISO: 125
- Shutter speed: 1/60s