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By on Apr 2, 2007 in Personal | 11 comments

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This is the mostest biggestest update related to Great Quizzard’s Blog ever (until now that is). After almost two years of residing at, my blog’s URL is now Time to update your bookmarks everyone! Don’t worry, all old links will still work, but those who link back to me are requested to make the change on their sites. Please note that simply entering ‘’ doesn’t work right now, although I’m trying to sort that out. Till then, please use as the URL.

I’d planned this all along, an April 1st launch so that everybody would think it was a joke – and then be shocked when they found out it was true. That, would make them remember this for a long time.

Rach and Prashanth had been pestering me to buy hosting for quite some time (scrooges, both of ’em), so I’d been checking out plans. I was thinking of taking a domain from Yahoo! Domains. I’d almost clicked on the pay button when I thought I should check out others too, and found that ChaloPapa, I mean er, GoDaddy, the world’s largest web hosting provider was offering a sale of .info domains at $1.21 per year. Naturally, I snapped it up.

It’s ‘burn with jealousy’ time now. Not only did I get my own domain name, it comes with FREE hosting from GoDaddy with 5 GB of storage and 2.5 GB of data transfer per month, with everything in their Economy Plan hosting package thrown in, and some more. Must say though, GoDaddy’s interface is really cluttered, and Yahoo’s looks so much better compared to that.

And why did I go in for a .info domain name? Apart from the fact that it was cheaper, I don’t offer any commercial services (since I’m not a male prostitute) so I didn’t need .com; I don’t run an ISP so I don’t need .net; and I’m not an organization (despite my roly-poly size) so I didn’t need .org either.


  1. Siddharth Razdan

    April 3, 2007

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    What was the cost of a .com domain name?
    And yes, Congratulations!

    (Siddharth Razdan)

  2. Abhishek

    April 4, 2007

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    .com is for male prostitutes?

    That’s so stupid. Just because you didn’t get a .com domain doesn’t mean everybody who already does is a male prostitute.

    You may not have intended to say that, but it sure looks like it.

  3. GQ

    April 4, 2007

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    @Siddharth: About $8 for 1st year, then $10 from next year on GoDaddy. Yahoo! Domains offers it at $2 for 1st year, then $10 henceforth. To get the Yahoo! offer, just keep on refreshing your Yahoo! Calendar, and the offer is there as a small button ad.

    @Ankit: I knew the fact, since GoDaddy offered to backorder it for me. I just wanted to say I didn’t want .com

    @Abhishek: LOL, I’m not calling anybody (including you) [censored]. It was simply meant to be a sarcastic comment on the craze for .com domains, when its intended purpose is for commercial purposes. I mean, why can’t people follow ICANN recommendations on naming? What’s the point in making new TLDs when people aren’t interested?

  4. Ankit

    April 4, 2007

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    you cant be serious about back ordering, you don’t get the domain by back ordering necessarily, if some time(dont remember exact) passes after the expiration then it becomes free to snatch, and even if Godaddy snatches it, it would cost about $60 or more and an auction would be conducted for it.

  5. GQ

    April 5, 2007

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    @Ankit: LOL. Of course I didn’t want to backorder, it’d break my back. I just wanted to say that I knew was taken.

  6. Sports fan

    August 25, 2007

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    Scrolling thru older posts,visited this one so here’s my delayed comment-
    If you were a male prostitute like abhishek nandkumar and arjun attam,you would have used the domain-

  7. Sports fan

    August 26, 2007

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    I agree,But ???What do you suspect?What sort of commercial work can he do?? shipment of ans1 of qc intra

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