Oh, the fun we can have…

by Nathan Hamm on 5/5/2005 · 1 comment

Some time back, the Rukhnama.com and Ruhnama.com went up for sale. I felt compelled to make an inquiry, but the $25,000 price tag was too steep. In my continuing unintentional quest to guarantee that I will never get a Turkmen visa so long as Turkmenbashi reigns over the country, I have purchased the not as great, but still useful:

  • THERUHNAMA.COM
  • RUHNAMA.US
  • RUKHNAMA.NET
  • and RUKHNAMA.ORG

co.uk domains are still available for this bit of internet real estate. Now the question is what to do with these… Any suggestions?


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Trevor June 13, 2005 at 1:31 pm

Why don’t we start a campaign to raise the purchase price for ruhnama.com and rukhnama.com?
Just think how potent it would be to take those websites over? – I’m sure those are one of the few websites that are unfiltered/permitted in Turkmenistan. $25,000 would be a very cheap price if it ended up sparking a rebellion!

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