I am talking about this domain www.AshishTulsian.com, which i lost some 1.5 years back (somewhere near to date of my last post) and was somehow lucky to get back.

i dont know to how many people out there it may sound great but i am too excited on getting this domain back.

ohh common yaar, having a .COM of YOUR NAME has to be a cool thing ;) and then loosing it only to shift to AshishTulsian.in tasted like arrrgghhh..

actually I lost this domain quite dramatically, all along the email i proudly used was (is) mailme@ashishtulsian.com. one day somebody told me the mails to this id were bouncing back and as soon as i checked, i realized the domain was gone!! why?  because the credit card i placed with the registrar for the auto renewal of domain was no more working and the email address for notifications was no more in use, so there was no way i was able know that domain has expired.

then as i checked who has bought this domain, to my shock it was some guy from Turkey. it all dint make sense, i mean why will a guy from turkey who i think might not be able to even make out the seperate words out of ashishtulsian will buy it. On asking him i got to know this guy was looking for high PageRank websites and as i was carrying a PR5, this guy bought ths domain to sell PR5 back links.

it was disgusting to see your domain going away & you cant really do anything about it, taking away your mail id n your blog with it.

anyways i asked charge me anything for this domain (actually anyting less than $50 :P :D ) but he refused and then i was left to till the guy realizes that the PR was due to my blogs and connections and will start falling eventually leaving the domian useless to him and thats what exactly happened after an year, voila !! he dint renew leaving me hopefull to get it back this time.

domain was with godaddy.com and after the owner dint renew they placed the domain in auctions before dropping it open but again this time in last 15 secs a guy from US bought it in $15 wherein i placed a $10 bid.

i was agin shattered but was curious to know why someone is again interested in ashishtulsian.com n that too a firang, who again i doubt will be able to seperate out first name n last name from the domain. on checking out i gotta know this guy was a domianer and it was his business to buy domains and keep them. cutting the whole thing short, i wrote him a sweet mail asking (begging) for my domain and he said ok for some higher price obviously but still i was happy.

and dats how i got my domain back. thanks to Wilkof Seth for giving me back my domain !

Its been a long time since i scribbled down anything here, not only this blog but i have gone lazy on updating everything from my facebook/orkut profiles to flickr album to even my twitter updates (its tooo much laziness i suppose). Reason??

Pre-occupation with work off course, doing the new company website, shaping up products, hiring people for technical/non-technical roles, balancing some new initiatives…(right from starting them to get them running in a cycle takes time), and catching up with some sleep in between all these.

ahh..i think reasons are good enough to keep me away from all the social media cloud. but still it feels good to type something here today and will keep doing it from now…

btw…whenever i write anything…i keep wondering – is anyone listening or am i talking to myself??? :P

Amazed ??? so was i while reading my todays copy of mint . yes this is something which is being asked by Bangalore based staffing services company TeamLease Services Pvt. Ltd. to anyone who is willing to get his wedding invitation card expenses funded ;) …..still not getting what is it all about? i tell u….

The whole idea is about ’sharing the space on wedding invite cards to advertise’. Though idea seems innovative but i still have my doubts on its acceptability….(well who’s gonna take such risk that too with his wedding card)….but they are not ME…

so as One of the bright minds at TeamLease came up with idea of placing the recruitment ads on wedding invites so as to reach mass audience…..they agreed to do a pilot and luckily got someone who was getting married and was ready to experiment with his invite card. so his card looked something like this:

Invitation Card

in lieu of this the company sponsored the invite card expenses and as mint reports..the experiment was pretty successful as it sounded to be….TeamLease got 40+ inquiries out of which 20+ people actually got placed.

So this what i call WIN-WIN-WIN situation…

Advertising company: happy- they got business

Wedding parties: Happy – invitation expenses FREE

Guests: Happy – Good fun..Good Food…Good Job !!

So Planning to get married…Contact TeamLease…Details in the pic above :D !!

Hey see what i found and really if you love web and keep wondering whats happening around, who’s doin it and what more is gonna happen….then these 56minutes and 37 seconds are gonna be worth….Microsoft, You Tube, nike and forbes guyz all at one place..

wanted to write down the excerpts from the discussion but first i was really engrossed in listenening to all of them and then not much time was left for me to do that….i heard a lot ideas coming out from the mouths of web 2.0 veterans themselves…so do lemme know if any of them lights up something in your brain too…who knows maybe next we are the part of the panelists..(ahh..ohh god that was reall good to dreamm ;) )