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Imminent Domain…


It’s not too late, Dear Readers, to hoist oneself onto the web, and to become a contributing part of the 21st Century.  Indeed, Last Words Left is a handy place to begin:

We started with a list of the 100,000 most used words in the English language. We checked to see which were registered as .Com or .Net. These ones [conveniently listed on the site] are still available. The full list of 35,000+ available one word .Com and .Net domains can be found here.

Absurdest.net?  Parallelisms.com?  Zealousness.net?  One can take one’s pick here.  (Note that clicking on an available url takes one to GoDaddy, where the domain name can be registered…  one can of course register it elsewhere if one prefers…)

As we begin to worry about traffic and search engines rankings, we might recall that on this date in 1979 the first newspaper advertisement (for industrial machinery, as it happened) appeared in the Chinese Communist Party organ The People’s Daily. (Earlier that year the first post-Cultural Revolution newspaper ad had run in the Tianjin Daily, for Blue Sky toothpaste.)

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