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Year View| Summary| Highlights| Month View| Friday 16 January 2004 (Day View)
16.01.2004 – Friday 16 January – Cooktown, Shan and Kylie
- • I wouldn’t mind purchasing thei.com, and they had an advertisement on their site that it was for sale so I sent them an email and got this reply:
Thanks for your interest in Thei.com.
I would like to quote you the price range from 2,500 to 3,000 USD for the domain name.
Then, I will be pleased to release it to your company.”
Now, they’ve updated their site with details of an auction for the domain name, which I quote:
“Sorry to announce that this website was closed due to our financial problems.
Therefore, we wait for a new owner or investor of this website. If you are interested in purchasing this website or domain name, please make your best bid via e-mail.
Anybody can bid from US $3,500 up to US $5,500 for this domain, the highest bidder will get this domain.
The auction will be done by email. The starting price is US $3,500 and if anybody reaches to US $5,500, this auction will be automatically closed. This auction period is 45 days from the first bid.”
It’s annoying. I have checked thei.com often – it has never been used, it’s always some stupid holding page type thing mentioning that it’s for sale.
Is “thei” the most wanted name in Asian business or something... or are they just insane?
- • Mum and I drove to town, where we did shopping. How exciting. We also got a few DVD’s: “Mean Machine”, “Hidden Agenda”, “The Cat’s Meow”, “Liberty Stands Still” and “Hamlet”.
- • I went for a walk around the school loop and then out past the Home Rule Bridges, missing Shan and Kylie in the process. They dropped by here, and went looking for me but Mum told them I’d gone the other way, so they missed me.
- • Mum and I watched “Mean Machine”, or we were watching it, right up until Shan and Kylie arrived. We didn’t hear their car over the movie, so it was a bit of a shock. Mum went inside, and Shan and I played some computer games he’d bought over in Thailand until Kylie got very sleepy, and they drove home. Mum and I resumed watching the movie, which ended up being good. Not much really happened, and that which did was quite predictable, but it managed to predictably not really happen in an interesting and involving sort of way, and I enjoyed it. British films are just somehow different to American ones.