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Fred "Rerun" Barry once commented here.

January 9th, 2000

You’re stupid. Dot com.

Talk about a gimmick. Why would anyone else legally change their name to “Dot Com Guy?” Whatever — gimmicks are always short-lived as will his notoriety (though he is planning to spend all of this year inside his house — the ultimate Net Geek). But, here’s something a little more interesting…

Dave Davidson wasn’t sure whether he should name his newborn child Josh or Luke. So he went online — he noticed that Joshdavidson.com was still available. He went ahead and named his kid Josh. Unfortunately, this weirdo also decided to change his own name to “davedavidson.com,” which he explains in the above article with no real convincing arguments. But it is kind of interesting that he went online first to see if a domain name for his son was available before he named him. Who knows — maybe I’ll be doing the same thing in another 5 years. :) -ram

(Addendum, Jan. 20, 2000: Add the town of Halfway to the list of publicity-seekers; it has renamed itself Half.com.)

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DATE: Sunday January 2, 2005 -- 1:51:57 pm



FROM: Ken
DATE: Sunday January 2, 2005 -- 1:54:45 pm
sorry about the blank comment, i went to a link and it deleted all i had to say and i didnt notice until after i clicked on submit, what a loser though, like does he think his kid is goignt o have to have a website that is his name? I just really dont get it. Well i dont wanna have ids, unless i am really rich and can easily afford them, but i mean i could never be my parent and i dont wanna go through what my mom goes through.



FROM: Krissy
DATE: Friday January 7, 2005 -- 7:06:05 am
Your the guy who i watched online those years back? correct? If so where are you now,,,if your online still can you send me the link ?



FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday January 7, 2005 -- 9:15:55 am
Your [sic] the guy who i [sic] watched online those years back? correct?

Uh... no.



FROM: Krissy
DATE: Thursday January 13, 2005 -- 6:54:11 am
UH,,OK



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