My Parents Can Now Find FamilyResource.com

by Jon Henshaw

When I first purchased the familyresource.com domain back in 1996, it was the only domain name I could afford. I was fresh out of college and poor. I had thought about buying familyresources.com, but didn’t think I could afford it, and I didn’t think it would matter.

When I first told my parents about my website, they would always refer to it as FamilyResources.com instead of FamilyResource.com. This irked me enough that I thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and buy that domain too. Unfortunately, it was bought about a month before I had decided to buy it.

For the next 9 years my parents would always refer to my website as FamilyResources.com, and would also tell their friends the same thing. I had nightmares thinking about all of the people who could have visited my site, but didn’t because of that stupid s on the end of resource. I knew then that I would have to acquire the domain if I were going to find any peace.

My first attempt to purchase the domain was futile. It was being used by an author to promote their new book, so there was no hope of acquiring it. After their book faded away from the spotlight, and their site started to become neglected, I inquired again. I was told that I would have to fork over $30,000 for the domain. No thank you!

Years and years went by. About every 6 to 12 months, I would inquire about purchasing the domain, but the price was always way out of my league. It wasn’t until about a month ago, the domain went up for auction. For the first time, the price was actually affordable, and I quickly snatched it up.

Now, for the first time in several years, I can rest soundly in the fact that my parents can now find my website, even if they spell it with that notorious s.

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