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Monday, April 10, 2006

The Last First Place I'd Send My Money

For just $199, CenturyNameMuseum.com—"Your Last Place on the Internet!"—will keep your full name on the Internet in perpetuity. Why you would want your name on the Internet in perpetuity isn't explained, but anything that costs that much must be worthwhile.

For $399 you can buy your "Half Name"—first, middle, or last—and attach any information you like to it (up to 500KB), and a link to your website. Thinking genealogically, you could buy up the surnames of your ancestors and link to your one-name genealogy studies. Less genealogically, you could buy up the names of famous people and hold them for ransom.

So far, proprietor Rinchen Puntsok of Tibet ("Yu Wei" if you're Chinese) hasn't sold a name yet, but uses the names of a couple of friends as examples. He is looking for investors, but realizes that not everyone will understand his vision.

I am now seeking somebody who assents to my view in the world. Of course, I know it may be very difficult, so I have prepared to deal with anything myself for long-term running. But currently, what I can do is only talking up like this -‘pay attention to your name; find out who will buy it from us’.” [Link]
Update: After reading the comments Rinchen Puntsok has made in response to this post, you'll understand why I have changed its title. I can't help but respect someone so good-natured and persistent as Rinchen, and encourage everyone reading this to follow his good advice: pay attention to your name.

Janice

Chris,

The link is dead...

I think you broke him!

J

Chris

The link is working now. And "Janice" is still available.

centurynamemuseum

Dear Chris,
I am the proprietor of the CenturyNameMuseum.com. Thank you for your pertinent comment. In order to answer your question I have to sign up an account :(
Why would you want your name on the Internet in perpetuity? It seems really a good question. But in fact, it all depends on your decision. It is all under your control.
The Internet always changes as well as the world and people’s mind, so I want to build a website that can save unchangeable stuffs, which it’s really impossible to discover. And I find that only people’s name may be unchangeable. Then I designed and built CenturyNameMuseum.com and begin my first online business from scratch. I also have a complete plan for long-term running.
The realistic life just likes hotchpotch, as well as CenturyNameMuseum.com wants to be. For different buyers on CenturyNameMuseum.com (you think there may not appear), everyone has the same rights to be recorded by the history. And I am trying to maximize the function of people’s name, using it as link ads, as honors, as goodness, as evils, as anything you want to.
You can visit faq page. You will find that if you are benevolent organizations, you can own your full name on CenturyNameMuseum For Free. I have updated the news on homepage for strikeing the eye. This can record part of hotchpotch, the goodness.
I hope the above could be my detailed answer to your question and also a explanation of my idea.
Glad to hear from you. And if you have chance to travel to Tibet and China, I am also glad to give you some advice. :)

centurynamemuseum

1. Why would you want your name on the Internet in perpetuity?

If you want to use name as ads link, as honor link , as goodness link , as evil link, and only for record your family history or want your contents, URL to be associated with your name, you could put your name on centurynamemuseum.com.

2. “Thinking genealogically, you could buy up the surnames of your ancestors and link to your one-name genealogy studies. Less genealogically, you could buy up the names of famous people and hold them for ransom.”

To avoid the above, every name is high-priced, $399 or $199.

centurynamemuseum

Hello Chris ,
I am very happy to hear your comment. If you still have questions, let me know.
Life is just a try, so I try to make my odd idea to real web.
:-)

Chris

I appreciate your mission for one simple reason: I too am a man with odd ideas just trying to convince the world of his sanity. No luck yet.

Janice

Chris,

Folks who say "I'm sane" are the ones you need to watch out for, hehe.

I can never get to the century museum site. I think by the time I go to look, they've exceeded their bandwidth limit. If I stayed up until 3:30 a.m., like some people I know, maybe I'd be able to visit too :D

J

Chris

I accidentally set all my clocks to Tibet time.

centurynamemuseum

Janice,
"I can never get to the century museum site. I think by the time I go to look, they've exceeded their bandwidth limit. "
Could you please tell me where you are?

I will slove this problem. You may be blocked by our ISP. you may need a proxy: http://anonymouse.org/cgi-bin/anon-www.cgi/http://www.centurynamemuseum.com

centurynamemuseum

Chris ,
"I appreciate your mission for one simple reason: I too am a man with odd ideas just trying to convince the world of his sanity. No luck yet."


Hehe. Chris, would you like to own your full name on CenturyNameMuseum For Free or just own a full name?
Because of your frankness and the first commenter , I’d like to share my idea with you. If you like, you can design a logo that a full name should be in it, less than 20K, I have increased the space of disk. Your content should be less than 2M, or tell me your blog URL or you website. You can do it just like a buyer.
Of course, you can sing up any name of any famous people and hold it for ransom.It depends on you.
Try my idea, you may find something interesting.

centurynamemuseum

The news:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/4/prweb369344.htm

Janice

Century Museum owner, thank you for the proxy link, as it allowed me to visit your web site.

To answer your question, I'm located on the east coast U.S.A.

Janice

centurynamemuseum

Janice,
If you are on the east coast U.S.A. You can visit my site.
My Tibetan name is Rinchen Puntsok (Chinese name is Yu Wei), and I am much happier that you can call me Rinchen.
I am very surprised at your desire that visit my website.
As a gift, you also can own your full name or a full name on CenturyNameMuseum.com For free just like Chris, if you hope.

I won't give full name for free unless you are benevolent organizations. But you and Chris are exceptive. Hehe,I do not know why I made this decision.
Janice, do it like a Full Name owner. But you should be quick before I change my mind. :-)

Janice

Rinchen,

Thank you for the offer. Actually I recently gave up a domain that I owned that used my name. I still own several domains, so honestly I don't need another one, but you are very kind to offer.

I am a bit curious about your advertising. "Just $399, own your Half Name Forever" Realizing that you are Buddhist, doesn't that conflict just a little bit with the philosophy of impermanence? :)

Janice

Chris

Rinchen, you have won me over. I hope that your site becomes as successful and famous as the Million Dollar Homepage—another venture that required vision and persistence. I also appreciate your support for benevolent organizations.

You are very generous to offer my own name, but I would like to suggest something else. I wonder if you could register the name "Jimmy Carter" and link to Habitat for Humanity (http://www.habitat.org). This is a benevolent organization that I support, and President Carter deserves to have his name forever linked to its good works.

centurynamemuseum

Janice,
:-( you may not understand my idea completely. Could you please tell me all your domain names, your full name or any person's full name; I will design a simple logo with above info, and link to one of your active URLs. We can demonstrate whether this form of using of full is meaningful. OK?

I am not a real buddhist, only interested in buddhism philosophy.

And, I do not think there has conflict between the ads and the philosophy of impermanence.

Yes, anything material is impermanent actually, and permanence is always relative.

And I have been always finding something seems permanent, one day I realized that only people's name have this nature. Because a name may stand for something spiritual, an era or just a small potatoe. We always remember something with somebody.
Then CenturyNameMuseum.com wants to record the stories, urls... behind the people's name, not only name spelling.
"Just $399, own your Half Name Forever" also means that CenturyNameMuseum.com will be online long-term, no scam no fraud.

centurynamemuseum

Chris,
" I wonder if you could register the name "Jimmy Carter" and link to Habitat for Humanity (http://www.habitat.org). This is a benevolent organization that I support, and President Carter deserves to have his name forever linked to its good works."
I am doing what you told me now. You will see a logo sooner. And I also want to offer your own full name on my web For Free. If you like, tell me at any time.




Rinchen :-0

Chris

Thanks, Rinchen! I am far too humble to ask for my own name, but thank you for including one of my favorite charities.

And best of luck in this new venture.

centurynamemuseum
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centurynamemuseum

Chris,
Thank you for your wishes. Whaterve I meet, I will try my best to make centurynamemuseum.com a long-term runing.
In my mind, good deeds can not be treated simply as big or small. Any good deeds should deserve our praise.
That's also why I built centurynamemuseum.com. On my website, everyone has the equal rights to stand next to any famous people on the internet.
So, I will always open the door to you at any time.

:)
Could my site link to your blog, because we have talked much about my idea, and the philosophy of my site?
I'd like visitors can also share our talk.

centurynamemuseum

Janice,
I am very glad to talk about buddhism with you. Can you get to the century museum site directly now? Not use proxy.
Could you please let me konw whether it works?
Thank you in advanced.

Rinchen

Janice

Rinchen,

You can create your own blog (its free) by visiting http://www.blogger.com/home and then link it to your site. You are already logged in as centurynamemusuem, which is perfect.

I give you permission to copy any of my comments that you'd like to your own blog. I'm going to send you an email so that we can free up Chris's blog for his own purposes.

And yes, I can visit your web site fine now without the proxy.

Janice

centurynamemuseum

Chris,
Hi, I have created my own blog. http://centurynamemuseum.blogspot.com/ , and I copy our talk on it completely. :-)
And you can reach me at any time at centurynamemuseum.com.
I also do wish you great luck with your business, great happiness in your everyday life. :+)
Apologize for any inconvenience. Bye.

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