|the pronouncable five-letter dot.com that was not claimed already!
After Apple started to charge a hefty $99.95 a year for their .Mac offering, my brother and I decided it was time to switch to something new. Why not claim our own domain so that we can be sure we don't have to inform all our contacts (and web apps) time and time again that our e-mail adress has changed? And so we did!
The obvious choice was of course something with the family name and here we were lucky we could still get veltink.org. However, we decided we also wanted our very own dot.com.
You want to have a laugh? Go to interNic whois and check out e.g.: sdfg.com, agrp.com and prps.com. You'll see that these domains have been registered but are either offered for sale or pointing nowhere, at least not when I last checked.
Well, in the end we settled for plymo.com as it is something you can both remember and pronounce.