RIP gareth-and-jane-saunders.co.uk

Screenshot of 123-reg domain expire page
About to delete the past. Scheduling 123-reg to cancel a domain name from renewal.

As of today the gareth-and-jane-saunders.co.uk domain name is no more. I’ve scheduled it for cancellation, as Jane and I have been using our own domain names for a few years now: garethjmsaunders.co.uk and janesaunders.co.uk.

It feels quite sad, as though I’ve deleted something of our past. We got the gareth-and-jane-saunders.co.uk domain name with our first ISP Freenetname, back in 1999, shortly after we got married. If this were a cheap film I’d probably show you a cheesy montage of our buying our first PC together (AMD K6/2 500MHz), setting up the email account, networking it with a 486 running Windows for Workgroups 3.11, and running a Proxy Server so that … actually, come to think of it, that was all just me! Ok, the montage would still show all of that, but it would also be cut with scenes of Jane looking bored, or sitting on her own in the living room watching Dawson’s Creek.

When we got broadband we moved the domain name to the excellent 123-reg, who have looked after it very ably. And now it’s gone: vanished into cyberspace.

If you’re still using an email address for us that ends @gareth-and-jane-saunders.co.uk then please update your address book. You’ll find all our contact details on our Contact page.

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