today is the 10 year anniversary of failure.net. that's right, 10 years ago today i plopped down $70 for two years of ownership of the domain failure.net. it had never existed before. i didn't buy it from anyone. you see, the internet was still slightly fresh and somewhat untamed back then. even though i'd wanted my own domain for a while, ownership was more expensive (and less common) in those days, and i didn't have nearly as much expendable income. by the time i decided to do it, a number of other domains i was interested in were already gone. but i finally broke down and did it. and i was pretty happy with what i got. and it's been nothing but failure after stupendous failure since. makes a domain owner proud, it does.