I am phasing out my old domain, chrysopylae.com, in favor of my new one, priven.sf.ca.us. This is a belated recognition that
- Nobody can spell Chrysopylae;
- Even if they could spell it, they wouldn't know what it meant;
- Even if they knew what it meant, it doesn't immmediately tie in with me, and this is my personal domain; and
- It doesn't cost anything to have a .sf.ca.us domain.
In the long run, this change will pay for itself, and I have commemorated this event with a new verse for a well-known spiritual:
No more InterNIC money from me,
No more, no more,
No more InterNIC money from me.
Fifty dollars gone.
Chrysopylae.com has now been deleted.
And yes, I live in Oakland now, but actually I lived in San Jose when I first got priven.sf.ca.us. It doesn't matter -- the document describing the .us domain clearly states that the domain for the central city of a region can be used for surrounding cities. The WELL, located in Sausalito, was well.sf.ca.us for years before deciding to get a .com domain. Anyway, it was a big pain changing from chrysopylae.com to priven.sf.ca.us and I'm not going to do it again.
New as of February 2000: With competition in the registry business, prices have gone down significantly. So I went ahead and reregistered chrysopylae.com and decided I'd get priven.com too while I was at it. Now www.priven.com and www.chrysopylae.com both point to this site. Eventually I will probably phase out priven.sf.ca.us in favor of priven.com, although they will all work.
New as of May 2001: I am now phasing out www.priven.sf.ca.us, so it points to priven.com instead of the other way around.
Chrysopylae means "Golden Gate" in Greek. John C. Frémont, who first named the Golden Gate (before that it was called "La Boca," or "The Mouth" of the bay) originally referred to it as "Chrysopylae." He was making a reference to the Chrysoceros, the Golden Horn, a waterway in Constantinople. San Francisco, like Constantinople, was supposed to be a gateway to the Orient.
I thought an obscure bit of California history would be a good name for my domain, but in practice it just meant that I had to spell it a lot.