and COSTELLO go to
by Ellen Rony
OF THE NAMES
by Diane Cabell
(REQUESTS for COMMENTS):
- San Francisco
In the summer of
2000, the Internet Underground Music Archive (IUMA)
launched a publicity stunt, offering $5000 to parents
willing to name their newborns after the company's
- The Redwood City
firm found ten parents eager to name their ofspring
after a dot com, for a fee. Unfortunately, In
February, the dot com, which hoped to give independent
musicians exposure through the Intenret, became a
not-com. It announced that it was suspending
- With IUMA's future
in doubt, the parents will have to do some explaining
when the ten baby IUMAs grow up. It could have been
worse. They could have been called
TO BE OUTDONE!
- Mercury News (23-May-01) -
offers new babies their own domain name
- Babies born at
Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City will go home with a
birth certificate, a tub of toys and diapers -- and a
new, unusual perk: a free domain name.
- In the first
program of its kind, Sequoia Hospital is joining
Namezero.com, a Los Gatos domain name provider, to
offer parents of newborns a chance to register a
domain name for their baby where they can build a home
page to post pictures and information.
A teacher asked one of her
pupils, "Can you name our nation's capital?"
The reply was, "Washington
When asked what the "DC"
stood for, the pupil added, "Dot com!"
beggars are begging in New York City.
one wrote "BEG" on his broken steel cup and he received ten
bucks after one day.
one wrote "BEG.COM" on his cup and after one day he received
hundreds of thousand dollars. Someone even wanted to take
him to NASDAQ.
one wrote "eBeg" on his cup. Both IBM and HP sent
vice-presidents to talk to him about a strategic alliance
and offered him free Hardware and professional consulting
while Larry Ellison claimed on CNBC that eBeg uses 95%
Oracle technology and i2 announced BegTradeMatrix a B2B
industry portal to offer supply chain integration in the