When I first got online in 1993, my original username at MindVox was slowdog, for the Belly song; it spoke to feeling like my life was very much behind where it was supposed to be. (This is not, as Tanya Donelly explained, the meaning of the song.) It also became one of my earliest domains, which popped up in Wired — as “Sluggish Canine Enterprises” — because of the campaign against the Tandy Corporation crackdown on Bianca’s Smut Shack, of all things. Imagine my surprise when I discovered late this evening that a .dog TLD exists, and a certain something was untaken. It will cost me a year from now on the renewal fee, but for a registration fee of just $5.95, posterity demanded it.

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Hello. My name is Bix. @bix