I used to own www.RaywatDeonandan.com. It used to point to www.deonandan.com. But I deliberately let the domain registration expire a few months ago because I figured it was a fruitless ongoing expense.
Imagine how surprised I was to just discover that someone in Japan had bought the rights to the domain name RaywatDeonandan.com and has used it to host a…. wait for it… online yoga wear store.
Domain speculation is an ancient and proud tradition. But the laws in most countries hold that every individual owns his or her name. So I suspect I am legally entitled to demand that the company return the name to me. But right now I don’t care. I think it’s kind of cool that my name is associated with Japanese flexible wear. I sort of wish it was a porn site. Better yet, a Japanese porn site. That would be freaky. And it wouldn’t be the first time. Professional wrestler and MMA star Brock Lesnar once had his name associated with one of the hardest core of porn sites. But alas, now BrockLesnar.com points to some generic WWE site.
There you have it.
By the way, I get my yoga pants on sale from CostCo. Yes, I wear girly pants. But you already suspected that.
UPDATE (Dec 27, 2014): It seems RaywatDeonandan.com has been shut down due to intellectual property violations. Ha!