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[Web] individual Computers acquires ami.gaANN.lu
Posted on 14-Feb-2003 19:43 GMT by Jens Schönfeld22 comments
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After many months and a lot of effort for a new domain name, we recieved good news today: You can now reach our website under http://ami.ga.

The toplevel-domain server of the republic of Gabon was not always online in the past week, so the new name might not be available all over the world immediately. This problem should be solved in a couple of hours, after the caches of local nameservers have been updated.
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 1 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 14-Feb-2003 19:09 GMT
8)
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 2 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Dan Andersson on 14-Feb-2003 19:20 GMT
Why choose this particular name?
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 3 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by kevin orme on 14-Feb-2003 20:20 GMT
where the heck is the republic of Gabon? Next to the republic of 'Jamon' ? :)

kevin
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 4 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Gregg on 14-Feb-2003 20:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Dan Andersson):
It's the old Everest thing, innit?

"Because it's there".

Of course, now they can use it to sell SUVs.

</US-centric_sardonicism>

Gregg
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 5 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Gregg on 14-Feb-2003 20:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Dan Andersson):
It's the old Everest thing, innit?

"Because it's there".

Of course, now they can use it to sell SUVs.

</US-centric_sardonicism>

Gregg
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 6 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Hagge on 14-Feb-2003 21:27 GMT
I remember back in the days (5 years ago?) then i was thinking about it...

but i didn't had a company in gabon anyway ;)
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 7 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by takemehomegrandma on 14-Feb-2003 21:28 GMT
:-D
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 8 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 15-Feb-2003 00:36 GMT
Ooooh! I can see the particularly repulsive zealots of the extreme samfacian conviction before me now! "Parasitic marketing, you know! Waaah! Waaah!"

:D
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 9 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Jon Mines on 15-Feb-2003 04:16 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (kevin orme):
Gabon is in Africa. If truly interested, here is a map showing it's northwest of Congo.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mapshells/africa/gabon/gabon.htm
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 10 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by NihilVor on 15-Feb-2003 06:04 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Jon Mines):
Google lists only about 550 pages in Gabon. :-)
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 11 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Desmon on 15-Feb-2003 11:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (NihilVor):
And I doubt that the number will grow greatly with this news. It's probably only a redirecter to Jens usual site.

Shame his ex-partner ripped him off for the real domain name.
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 12 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Jens Schönfeld on 15-Feb-2003 11:40 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Desmon):
My ex-partner did not rip me off with a domain name. He simply could not remember the price we agreed about for software, so I went to a third person to buy *his* domain. Not a good idea, looking back on it today, 'cause it gave a lot of bad press for both of us. Everything is back to normal with those domains, I was just looking for something that can be easier remembered than jschoenfeld.de or siliconsonic.com

Jens Schönfeld
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 13 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Jens Schönfeld on 15-Feb-2003 11:44 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Desmon):
and no, it's not a re-director to my site, it's the full domain. I can have any amount of eMail addresses and sub-domains. The Gabon NIC has filed me as the owner of the domain.

Jens Schönfeld
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 14 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 15-Feb-2003 16:16 GMT
It seemed like AInc had been sold at first glance...:)
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 15 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by DaveP on 15-Feb-2003 16:42 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Jens Schönfeld):
Its only a daft publicity stunt.
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 16 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 15-Feb-2003 18:43 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (DaveP):
Don't be such a misery. It's a very good domain name for what is now
the leading Amiga add-on hardware company.
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 17 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by DaveP on 16-Feb-2003 09:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (Don Cox):
Im not miserable :-) I just don't know why people get so het up about
a dumb publicity stunt.
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 18 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-Feb-2003 09:58 GMT
Site unreachable .. I think this whole thing here is a fake PR stunt ..
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 19 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Teemu I. Yliselä on 16-Feb-2003 10:52 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (Anonymous):
Well, it's reachable here, and was reachable yesterday as well. Blame your DNS.
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 20 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by alan buxey on 16-Feb-2003 12:43 GMT
;-) neat move. neat URL.

just workign out others that could be registered there.... (a nice bit
of income for their republic! ;-) )

won.ga
to.ga
a.ga ;-)
se.ga

..wow! I should really work for these ripoff placeholder folks! :-)

alan
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 21 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by Desmon on 17-Feb-2003 06:35 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Jens Schönfeld):
@Jens

My apologies, to both you and Harald. Being half a world away I only get to hear the "dirty" rumours.

Best of luck with the new domain.

Cache Ya,
Craig.
individual Computers acquires ami.ga : Comment 22 of 22ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 18-Feb-2003 11:26 GMT
btw. originally I read that "individual Computers acquires amiga", I mean the *Inc. It would have been the good news of the decade....
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