Friday, May 2, 2008

Thank You, Jerry

My faith in humanity has been restored. The other day I accused some unknown person of shamefully registering the domain name, with the intention of making me pay, if I wanted to use this URL.

I said:
Not long after, I received a very nice call from Jerry Wilson, suggesting that I reserve a domain for my perfect name and future website. He told me that in this new internet world there are folks that just look for names that someone may want, then these same people register the name and when the poor dope (that's me) gets ready to launch their web site, the domain name has been taken but can be purchased, for a price.
Now, there is no logical reason why this domain name would be used by anyone but me, unless the registrant planned to make me pay for the use of my own carefully chosen name.
My Italian temperament kicked in and I decided there was no way I would give these scavengers the satisfaction of inquiring about this domain name.


I was wrong. I received these two e-mails from Jerry, yesterday.

You will notice goes to your blog it always has.

You owned it and did not even know it

I waited and waited for you to register the name and when you did not I did it for you.

It’s yours. No strings attached what so ever.

If you serve coffee I will take a cup in trade.

Thank you, Jerry. I will find some way to return the favor. You have helped confirm my belief that Port Isabel and South Padre Island have some of the most helpful and friendly people around. I really didn't mean to call you a scavenger!!


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Joni said...


Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. I will keep your comments in mind for the future and appreciate your concern.

However, I do not wish my blog to be a source of negativity toward any person or the town of South Padre Island. I especially find it unfair to leave postings that are from an anonymous source. So, for that reason I am deleting your comment. Feel free to contact me directly via email at any time or if you have questions.

Again, thank you for taking the time to read and please continue to do so.