Adventures in domain names

I recently noticed that uprizer.com, the name of my first venture-backed company (co-founded with friends and occasional business partners Rob Kramer and Steven Starr), had fallen into the hands of a domain name squatter. I always loved this name, those days are a blur, but as best as I can recall, the name is originally due to Steven, and so I decided to rescue it (at not inconsiderable expense I might add).

I’ve temporarily pointed it to Thoof, my current company, so that its Google PR of 6 isn’t wasted. I’m hoping that Google’s bot deals with a HTTP 301 Permenant Redirect status code in a vaguely intelligent way.

I plan to ponder what to do with it in the longer term, perhaps something political…

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