I took advantage of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers, and picked up around a dozen names. I used Name Silo as they were offering half price .com registrations, and still included the free privacy. This ended up cheaper than some of the 99 cent registration with $4+ privacy extras. I slipped up on one of the names, and I seemed to disable the default privacy, and I've been getting a steady stream of spam phone calls. I've changed the registrant phone numbers to my spare phone that I leave switched off most of the time. I've also updated my Vet Spam site, and I'll add a support ticket sytem to that for genuine enquiries. All this anti-spam action is such a waste of time, and why the spammers think that I will buy web services from someone who is unintelligible, and can't speak english, I really don't know, I'm not xenophobic at all, but if you want to try to sell to me, at least use someone who can communicate with me.
I bought a new mobile phone in the Black Friday sales to replace the one which became banana shaped after a car drove over it. Fortunately it wasn't in my pocket at the time. This has turned out to be a great assetfor me, as I can now view my blocked sitesand update them. Foxy Talk is one of them, and I plan to use this to post some audio files about domaining. This will be part of my Fox Foo project. The phone also allows tethering, so I am able to link my netbook to the Internet when WiFi is not available. Domain name investment and dealing is well suited to a mobile lifestyle, provided one is able to buy suitable equipment.