I started writing The Blognosticator in July, 2011.

At the time I was unable to acquire the domain That belonged to a nice woman who had bought it and was holding it, hoping that someone foolish enough to create a blog of the same name would come along and agree to buy it.

I offered to purchase the domain, but the price was too high.

I already had acquired and, and that was good enough for me. I saved my money and moved on.

A few times in the 13 years since I was approached to purchase the domain, and I tried a few times, but the price was always too high. I just waited.

In March of this year I received an offer to purchase the domain for only $150. I bought it! After making the purchase, the domain went to an escrow company. I think this is a procedure to prevent domain theft, leaving the domain in a location where it cannot be transferred until the escrow period has expired.

That happened yesterday. And, I moved the domain to my host company’s site the same day. It took a few hours, and the process was completed today.

As soon as my domain registrar completes the transaction, the new domain will point to these pages where, perhaps, I will get a few more readers each month.

I waited 13 years to get the most important domain associated with The Blognosticator, and now I have accomplished that.

With total readership of over 450,000, this effort has been worth the trouble. I hope you continue to visit the blog from time to time, following along as I add new posts about my projects and my work.

Thank you to everyone who has visited The Blognosticator!

About Brian Lawler

Brian Lawler is an Emeritus Professor of Graphic Communication at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and was a Guest Professor at Hochschule München from September, 2021 to September, 2022. He writes about graphic arts processes and technologies for various industry publications, and on his blog, The Blognosticator.
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