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The server naming contest is still open, if you haven’t entered, do so. If you want to know more, read yesterday’s post.

I realized today that I need a developement domain. A domain address that only I know that I use for production level things that haven’t yet come. For example, in the very near future, I’m going to need to turn a domain into my nameservers. The question is, what should my nameserver domain be. Well, of course it should match the business right?

Exactly, the problem is, if I set the domain jrcorps.com to ns.jrcorps.com I risk having a problem with the original name servers to begin with. Meaning, while I’m testing, my site would go down. My next choice was one of my many ‘spare’ domains. IE: rinsefirst.com, arizonamission.org. Arizonamission.org doesn’t get hits anymore, so that’s not really a bad choice, but it isn’t the name server address I want.

So after realizing all this, I decided I should probably just get yet another new domain name. My first pick, the countername to our company, jrcorp. But no, someone owns it. But wait, there’s hope, it’s a for-sale domain. So I contacted them about buying it.

I’m starting to think that for-sale domains are a REALLY REALLY bad thing. They are basically someone trying to monopolize a name. Now I don’t think there is anything wrong with that if you own the name and do something with it, but if your just doing it to keep others from using the name, then it’s wrong. So I’m curious what would happen if I tried to claim I had a legal right to that name. Oh well.

That said, I don’t think I’ll get it.

Instead, I’ll probably buy John a domain name and use it until I get JR Corps were it needs to be. I think I’ll contact one of my bosses about temporarily using his bandwidth/line to get the server configured.

I’m not getting as much homework done as I should be during my classes, not that I should be getting homework done during class to begin with, but it seems like it would be a good idea, right?

I was reading John‘s site today. I came to the conclusion of 2 things. The first thing is that I miss having images on my site. I too should start abusing my freespace and just upload jpegs left and right. It’s not like I’m going to fill it up before we move, and after we move, well, at that point, file space is not going to be an issue (don’t take that as an ok to upload mp3s). The second thing I came to is that in my spare time, I want to write a book. I don’t know why, I just do.

Other interesting news: MySql recently release clustering technology for it’s database server with tricks like failover. Like raid, which saved my butt yesterday, I woud imagine that this too would be a good purchase at some point for me. But not, yet, I must be patient.

Ok, I’m going to go now. See you all next post.


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