Six years ago, I bought my first domain, squixel.net. I dismantled it two years ago, and created cygnoir.net in its stead, but I’ve kept squixel.net registered.
It’s not just the cost, although that’s certainly a concern. It’s a part of my life, and one I think of fondly, but it’s just not an important one anymore. All of this financial stuff has spurred in me a new interest in streamlining my life, and so I’ll let the registration of five of my six domains expire when the time comes, keeping only cygnoir.net.
I wonder what changed, why my website became less of an obsession. The easy answer is that I became more comfortable with being offline, so online stuff mattered less. Yet I wonder if the easy answer is the whole truth.
Goodbye, squixel.net. You were good for me. I hope you swim swiftly to someone who needs you as I once did.