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Planet-named Web Sites (2000.10.23)

I don’t know what made me remember this, but I remember back when I was first getting into the Web (maybe around the time I got this domain), I was always curious about—how shall I say this—regular name domains. Like “red.com” or “earth.com” as opposed to “webinternetservices.com” and the like. I think it mostly began with my life-long interest in astronomy, and I was curious if the planet names were already taken as dot coms. And if so, what company had them.

Well like I said, I don’t know what made me remember this, but I did and I felt like this would be a great venue to research these things and then talk about them. So today I began with astronomy, with the planets of our Solar System (and the Sun). I decided to look up each name with “.com”, “.org”, and “.net” as they were the popular public top level domain names when I was first getting online. (Note that I’m looking up Earth’s moon as both “moon” and “Luna.”)

Update 2004.02.26: Some, or many, of these links may have changed or broke since I first created this page. However, I will keep them as they were as the topic of this page is about what the sites where at the time I found them.

Well that’s my list of the Solar System domain names. If anybody has any that are not in the “.com”, “.org”, or “.net” top level, e-mail me at joek@joek.com and I’ll add them to this list.

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