Yes, this domain is being used.

This page exists solely for those people who look up this domain to see if it's being used. Everything below applies only to the dozen or so people every week who would otherwise send me email informing me that the domain isn't being used and request that I turn it over to them. If you're not one of these people, feel free to ignore the rest of this since you're not one of the people it's written for.

If you're looking at this page, the chances are that you are wondering if the domain is being used. This page covers a handful of domains that do not have web pages but are being used for other purposes. What is written here applies to all of them. However, not all of them are mine, I merely make sure everything works for the people who are using them.

I receive many requests for a domain from people who inform me that I'm not using the domain. If the domain weren't being used, no one would pay the yearly fee to Internic to keep it. Since someone feels that keeping the domain is worth the money that it costs, I can assure you that it is in fact being used for something. You'll stop assuming a domain isn't being used because it doesn't have a web site when you go look for some information on the history of the internet. Specifically, look for when it started and when web sites started to exist, then look for what people did for the 30 years in between.

If someone has a domain, they probably are receiving email at that domain and you need to keep in mind the reconfiguration of the machines that manage the domain as well as telling people to switch email addresses and printing new stationary and business cards to reflect the change. This isn't a great deal of work, but consider that you're imposing on someone's time and resources if they accept your offer, so $100 is not reasonable.

If you wish to make an offer for a domain, please make it. The reason I want to stress this is that I'm not offering any domain for sale, and if someone expresses an interest, I have to evaluate if they're more serious about obtaining it than I am in keeping it. This includes deciding whether or not to forward the request to the person who would make the decision in the case of a domain that doesn't belong to me.

Regards, the webmaster