The web design world could see yet another .com-ish boom after these new Top Level Domains have been implemented.
1And1.com launched a massive TV ad campaign to promote reserving them which can still be done. When I first saw the commercial I jumped right on my comp and began reserving any name I could think of. There’s a counter right next to it that tells you how many names have been registered. When I started it was less than 800,000 and within an hours or so it reached well over 1million.
Definitely excited to see how it will all play out, but I’d imagine someone who owns says restaurant.nyc or longisland.attorney would be an instant millionaire.
The biggest question that I can’t quite find an answer to yet is how google will interpret these… If it in fact becomes readable and marketable new businesses could see a HUGE JUMP in rankings… let’s see.
Sad to hear of the passing of Ray Manzarek of The Doors yesterday… Just wanted to say a little something on this. The Doors are by far my most favorite band of all time. To hear this news depresses me as much as when George Harrison died. I grew up with posters of the Doors in my room. I own damn near every album they made on vinyl, read all their books (including his: Light My Fire), watched the movie and documentary, and so on. I AM KICKING MYSELF because Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger just performed at the Paramount down the block from me last year and I didn’t go and see them…At the time I didn’t feel like spending the 90 bucks on the ticket, which I now sincerely regret. Just figured I’d see them next time…
The music they produced was so different than the rest of it’s time that they had no choice but to become the rock legends that they are. Light My Fire contains one of the most recognizable intros (written by Ray) in music history accompanied by long solos in the middle (cut out from the radio version of course). I’ve listened to this song so many times I could literally hum you the entire solo section in its entirety. Moonlight Drive, perhaps my favorite song of theirs, is literally poetry put to music and also apparently the song that helped form the band when Jim Morrison sang it to Ray Manzarek on the beach.
We owe ALOT of today’s music to what these guys did back then and I thank Ray for being a part of that.
Since moving to the North Shore of Long Island my wife & I have ventured into damn near every restaurant in Huntington Village, Northport Village, & Greenlawn. Some are good, some are baaaaaaad but The Purple Elephant in Northport is one of the good ones.
Their menu is somewhat immense with a lot of great options but my lunch food of choice is the “Northporter”… Chicken Cutlet, Bacon, Cheddar, and Avacado on a Ciabatta roll. Can’t beat that. They also have alot of fresh pressed juice. Just make sure you get there eewarly enough or call ahead of time to see if they have them because it goes FAST.
As far as the ambience, that’s my favorite part. You walk in and are usually welcomed with Reggae or surfer music, extra kudos to them for playing The Endless Summer on the big tv. If its a nice day you can sit outside and enjoy the view if Northport Harbor too.
Map / Directions:
The Famous Northporter – crispy panko breaded all natural chicken cutlet, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, avocado on your choice of bread
The Cocky Thai – grilled chicken breast (or vegan chicken), scallion, jalapeño, avocado, basil, julienned apple “snap” tomato, sprouts, Thai ginger mayo, choice of wrap