The URL/address of this blog is colderweather.ME. I bought that domain name.
Colderweather was the original title of my blog, but I never actually got it as a user ID. It was always taken. There must be a lot of people who like that song, which is only natural … it was a hit! In my case, it wasn’t just about the song. It’s on a more personal level; I suffer immensely when it’s hot [and humid].
I wanted colderweather.COM. The first year, some domain name squatter had signed up for that, and done nothing with it. I chose .NET but didn’t really like it as it was .com I wanted. A few months back, I checked again, to see if the squatter had given up. It had, but now it was taken for real! A company somewhere in Colorado … outfitters for duck (!!!) hunting! Bleh…
So … .ME it was! Not because Maine is our neighbour, I don’t have any particular affinity for Montenegro either. It just seemed fitting as I write a lot about myself, and I yearn for colder weather in the summertime.
The second part of all this seemed to be a little bit of magic. If you haven’t fallen asleep yet, and moreover, is in the possession of any kind of Apple device, you’ll know that you can get an Apple email address with your Apple ID.
When I bought the iPhone, a year and a half ago, and signed up for my ID, they offered email addresses in this format: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d had my phone only a few days, when Apple decided to change that to email@example.com. I didn’t like that so I was very pleased that I’d signed up before. They won’t take the old ones away.
Now the magic: Two, three months ago, when I decided to take this blog name back … just for fun, I looked in Apples webmail, to see if I could get colderweather as an alias email. That would be colderweather at icloud dot com, but no … that was taken it said! That wasn’t very surprising so I just moved on. It wasn’t as if I was in any great need of another email address LOL.
The following day, I went back into the settings to set up some forwarding, or whatever … and what do I see?! All of a sudden I had, inexplicably, GOT it, even though they said it was taken?! And not only that: I also got the «dot ME» part, even though that’s gone lone time ago. That was the moment when I decided to sign up for this domain name! Now you know 😀