# I first registered randomelements.me.uk on the 12th Jun 2003. I’d had other sites but never had my own domain. It pointed to a self-hosted SharePoint installation on a server in my dining room.

I'd been using the name since 2000 in relation to music (it was the title of my ambient project) but decided to extend it to my web presence.

The first working snapshot of the old blog in the Internet Archive is from April 2004 and shows the kinds of things I was writing about at the time - I was very Microsoft centric.

After moving to WordPress the randomelements domain has merely forwarded to the new site but the time has come, after 10 years, to let it go and I won't be renewing.

So, in twelve days, a chapter of my online life will come to an end but things move on and I'm much happier with where I am now.

  1. Colin Walker says: #
    I think it depends on what the site is as well. My old blog really wasn’t worth saving 😉
  2. I have islandinthenet.com, island.life (saving for that retirement blog I’m going to start someday when I return to the West Indies for retirement), khurt.com, khurtwilliams.com, skillman.photography, and two more for my kids. The cost of keeping domains can add up. I let a few of them go last year.
    1. Colin Walker says: #
      Because of various things my wife does we’ve got a lot of domains so, yeah, it gets expensive. Just felt it was time to let this one go.
  3. devilgate says: #
    Thing is, at least there is a redirect just now. And didn't you used to have a bread recipe? Or was that a different ex-Misys Colin?
    1. Colin Walker says: #
      I only get about 3 redirects a month and that’s usually for a long broken image link on an old forum. Someone linked directly to a picture of a ZX spectrum once and that’s all I ever see.