Half-crazy domainer launches world’s first domain time machine
Meet Frank Lickings, a 5 foot 3″ unassuming guy from Cromwell, Pennsylvania. Frank spent the better half of his 20′s registering useless domain names, such as DeepSpace10.com, FranksFamousFriends.net and other such “gems”. His biggest achievement has been the registration of DomainersClubs.tel
Frank’s dad passed away in the 1970′s after a failed experiment with radioactive plutonium sent him in orbit; NASA’s secret mission to populate the moon failed. But he left behind a secret legacy, which Frank claims to have discovered and processed: his father’s diaries on the construction of a time machine.
After trying to sell his domain names at various forums and failing miserably, Frank decided to build the time machine that his father had previously worked on. Armed with these schematics, a team of open source software geeks and a small budget, Frank aims to have a time machine completed sometime in 2014. And then, the fun begins.
We asked Frank what his plans are, and he explained that he’s looking forward to going back in time, but not too far back. He wants to travel back in the late 80′s and early 90′s, when domain registrations were free. Once there, he will register all the premium domain names that have sold for millions of dollars in the past decade and a half. His first obvious registration will be Frank.com, followed by Sex.com and God.com
“I’m gonna show those who called me a loser on DNForum and NamePros what it means to possess the world’s top domains. Marchex will be dwarfed by my almighty powers, after I hand-register God.com and every other LLL .com that is a word.”
Frank bursts in manic laughter and shifts through some paperwork covered in smudgy notes. It’s clear that he’s under the influence of some substance, unless it’s pure insanity.
“Nobody calls me a loser and a domain noob. Nobody!”, he adds before he slams the door of his house closed. In the basement, strange green lights start to pulsate in blinding patterns.
Searching through current registrations with the domain tool, ZFBot, shows that several “timemachine” domains have been registered in his name recently. He might be up to something, after all.