- What does nono.com do?
- Nono.com is a website and a domain that I use as a
sandbox to test and play with. I used to host other
people's domains and email, and at one point I even had
dial-in services, but those days are long gone.
- Who is behind nono.com?
- I (Brian
Cunnie) do most of the work and all the
- Ping Mai provides backup DNS service &
email service for which I can't thank him enough,
and who convinced me to switch from qmail back to
- Neil Sherman, who in a pinch has gone over to
my house to reboot the servers, was the one who
originally suggested the domain name
- I need my domain hosted—where should I
My friend Joe Dao recommends midphase.com.
Do not use name2host.com—two of my
friends used it and their sites were down for two
weeks once. And they don't have a phone number for
support so it's difficult to get in touch with them
when there's a problem. I'm not going to give you a
hyperlink because they're so bad. On the bright side,
they're 1/3 price of the next cheapest vendor.
Another friend, Marc Almgren, uses csoft. He says, "They'll
do what I want for $10/mo. with no setup charges or
- When did nono.com go into operation?
- June 21, 1996.
- Why "nono.com"? What were you looking for in the
I was looking for the following in the domain name:
- It had to be a name that was not already
- It had to be as short as possible (people hate
to type in really long domain names). All the
two-letter and most of the three-letter
combinations had been taken long ago (e.g., even
microsoft couldn't get "ms.com"), so I was willing
to settle for a good four-letter name. But I
wouldn't take anything longer than five
- It had to be easy to remember. Something like
"rxpq.com" was completely unacceptable.
- It had to be easy to spell over the phone,
preferably so understandable that spelling would be
unnecessary. "b4icu.com" was bad because the
spelling could be mis-interpreted in so many ways
(e.g. "beforeiseeyou.com" or "b4iseeu.com" or