saying goodbye to an old friend

I let go of an old friend last Wednesday. I sold my internet domain csquared.com, which I had owned since 1996: twenty years. It was not an easy decision.

I have had many offers to buy the domain over twenty years, all of which I refused. Some were more serious than others, but I turned them all down.

Terry and I used the domain for our email for most of that time, even when we did not have an active web site. After we moved to Hemet I rebuilt the site to promote my web and writing business.

Not long ago I received an email from a domain broker asking if I would sell. He made me a fairly generous offer, but I refused. He persisted. In the end his client more than quadrupled their original offer. It was, in Godfather terms, an offer that I could not refuse.

And so I let go.

At least I won’t have to explain any longer the meaning of csquared.com (Cobb + Christie, plus the fact that Terry was a physics major at Cal State Fullerton).

Please come visit me at my new domain: http://mikecwebandwriting.com. You can email me at mike@mikecwebandwriting.com.

domain transfer letter


2 Comments on “saying goodbye to an old friend”

  1. Lee Montgomery says:

    What does the company do that bought it?

    • The broker had a confidentiality agreement with his client and could not tell me. He assured me that it is a legitimate business, however. Guess I’ll find out on the 23rd when they actually take over.


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