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Re: Chuckle: McDonald.com (was re: expando)

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 21:26:08 -0800 (PST)
To: "Tara D. Mahon" <tara@insight-corp.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.960215212357.20559s-100000@fully.organic.com>
On Wed, 14 Feb 1996, Tara D. Mahon wrote:
> After the author made several phone calls and held countless interviews, the
> McDonald's agent finally said she could not find anyone at McDonald's with
> enough Internet knowledge to comment, and to just write the story without
> them.  The author then went on to register mcdonald.com in his own name, and
> he solicited suggestions to "ronald@mcdonald.com" on what to do with his new
> found domain (possibly sell it back to McDonald's).

Actually, it's "mcdonalds.com", and it was my name on the registration 
:)  The email to ronald was hilarious, but not as funny as the email I 
get as nobody@nowhere.com.

Josh Quittner agreed to give the domain name back to mcdonald's in 
exchange for their contribution of a T1 to a science magnet high school 
in New York, which they did, so we did.

Now back to www-html, already in progress.


brian@organic.com  brian@hyperreal.com  http://www.[hyperreal,organic].com/
Received on Friday, 16 February 1996 00:23:11 UTC

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