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Bellesouth dot What?

The cool thing for kids to do nowadays is get their own domain name secured so no one steals it. Now, I have been on the search and since I’ve been using the Bellesouth name since, oh, 1999 or so – I thought maybe I should go ahead and get me one of those sites.
Unfortunately, since my name is a play on words related to Ay Tee and Tee, who took ownership of BELLSOUTH (note the absence of the second “e”) a few years ago, it seems that bellesouth-dot-anything has been taken over by these greedy bastards to insure that their good name is preserved and not turned into Japanese vomit porn. Or whatever the Japanese porn industry is into these days.
So I went to one of those dedicated hosting sites and I discovered these domains are up for grabs:
bellesouth.info
bellesouth.me
bellesouth.mobi

And an assortment of other urls that people would totally get confused about and not remember how to contact me.
Now, bellesouthblog.com and bellesouthblogs.com are available. But do I really want to go that far? I want a bellesouth-dot-something.
And does it really matter anyway? Should I protect my OWN name to insure the Japanese porn industry doesn’t have its grab at it first?
Sigh. Decisions, Decisions.


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