The One with the Online Identity

I had a random thought about 15 minutes ago to check out my old domain address, tigritsa.net. To my surprise, it was not registered. It was available. It felt strange. I knew what I had to do.

I have visited it over the years from time to time just to check in. A year after I decided not to renew the domain, a company that appeared to be Chinese, took it over. I wondered what they would want with a domain name like tigritsa, the Russian word for tigress. But alas, I could not figure out what their company was, since I couldn’t read the language!

I had fallen out of love with the blogging world and I thought, why pay for something that I am not using? However, after realizing someone had bought my old domain name, I instantly regretted letting it go. That was my identity. My website name. It had been mine from roughly 2002-2009, afterall.

And now it is mine again. Yes, even though I don’t blog anymore or have a website of my own, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to repurchase tigritsa.net! Even if I never use it, I am at peace with that. My blog was my safe haven when I had no one to talk to when I was growing up. I feel like I just found a dusty box from the attic that had not been touched in ten years and found my favourite childhood teddy bear inside. I may not get much use from it but at least it makes me feel good!

With all that said, it is my hope to get back into building websites. I’ve said that a lot over the years and I hope someday I can stick to it. In the meantime, I’m just happy to be reunited with an old friend! It won’t break the bank anyway.

But shit, it was 99 cents!

Hell of a deal for one year. Here’s to hopefully using it!


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