Why You Should Never Register a Domain with Finnish Domain Name Extension (.fi)

Well this is sort of a strange post, and I’m not sure if it will make any sense to anyone that happens to stumble upon it, but nevertheless, I have something to say about Finnish domain name extensions! I had this great idea the other day to create a web-app that saves all of your Google search queries so that you can blog about the answer after you find it. Think Quora, the question and answer site, except you answer all of your own questions.

Since I’m sort of into domain name hacks, I decided on the name proli.fi/c for my new blogging tool, as the idea for the tool is to greatly increase the number of blog posts that users of the tool write. However… several days later my Finnish domain, registered through 101domain.com, still isn’t ready to use! So if by any chance someone looking into registering a Finnish domain happens to stumble upon this post, don’t do it!

UPDATE: Eventually everything was resolved. For some reason 101domain.com needed to verify my date of birth with the Finns.

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This policy is effective as of 1 February 2019.

Making Your Own Rules in Startups & Life

“If you’re creative you can come up with your own damn dominance heirarchy, which is exactly what you’re doing if you’re creative. You spin up a game that’s your game, and then you make the rules. And that’s hard because if you make a new game with new rules it’s hard to monetize it. But you can be the best at playing that game. So that’s a huge advantage to being creative if you can pull it off.” — Dr. Jordan Peterson

Love this quote from Dr. Peterson about making your own rules and playing your own game in life. Personally, I abandoned the whole corporate rat race game sometime ago. However, I hadn’t really come up with a game to replace it until recently. But now I think I’ve discovered a new game that I can win: Be the person who creates and launches the most software into the world. In other words– be prolific. Create web and mobile apps that you personally use and have value regardless of whether or not anyone else uses them, and then launch those products out into the world as fast as possible.