I just recently started working on my new portfolio web site, and decided to lunch it on the GregPruitt.com domain I have .org .net and .com now each have a story. My first domain I ever tried to buy was gregpruitt.com however it was taken so i purchased gregpruitt.org in 2000 it was my first domain ever. The site was about my 3d art that I was doing at the time I was in high school, this at the time was my passion. My 3d art was great for computer wallpapers so I started converted the web site into a wallpaper web site. The site started increasing in traffic however was shot live due to a non payment on the domain and someone cyber squatting the domain. Pretty much they snatch domains that are expiring and use the traffic to make money from advertising, or by selling the domain back and massive mark up. In fact I was quoted 2000 to get it back it was not worth so I registered anythingwallpapers.com for my wallpaper web site and down the line gregpruitt.net for a site about my self, and my family.
Also during the time I build my first site I started a site that people could post stuff about their favorite music sites and more that way we could shared what we liked. This site was named Our Site however I made one mistake while I was building the site. I was so caught up in the building of the site that I did not realizes that I purchased AreSite.com not OurSite.com I total had the wrong our. Once I found out about that I took the site offline and never went back to it. Now you have Facebook and Myspace that do exactly what I was going for before they were even big.
During college I converted my domain gregpruitt.net site to my personal portfolio web site. There was two versions of it ; one that was created during my first year of school and one before before graduation. The last one was a flash web site that I created as a class project. This was a very unique site because it allowed people to cut open my head and pick my brain. Site can be seen GregPruitt.com/flashsite/ this site was never updated after schol and I worked on many projects since then. Now its so dated that it does not even look professional. In fact i was told I should take it down so people cant find it however I still like the site its pretty cool concept i think weird but cool.
Roughly 9 years after I lost the gregpruitt.org domain I was able to get it back. It only took 9 years to get back what I considered was stolen from me. After getting the domain back I decided to post my old front page site on that domain as tribute to my progess. That site can be seen here GregPruitt.com/oldsite
One day I get an email from someone asking if I want to purchase the gregpruitt.com domain for $100 this to me was huge because I was trying to get that domain since 2001 over 10 years of trying and finally I had the option to get the domain. This did not even take me a second before deciding to purchase the domain. In fact I was so excited I did not even try to get the domain cheaper. I thought to my self now i have the domain I always wanted now what to do with it. This took a lot more time to figure out then to pay $100 for the domain in fact months went by before I decided to launch my new portfolio domain on this domain. Which brings me to this point in time as I create my new site. This will be a long process of me adding content to the site so if you read this check back regularly who knows what project or idea I will post next.