How was this domain available?

So here you are, at BigBlackGuy.com.  Probably looking for big black things…  Or porn (hey man, nothing wrong with that).  You’re probably not finding what you’re looking for and are a little confused.  You know, I am frankly shocked that I was able to obtain this domain.  When I did the domain search on Hover […]

So here you are, at BigBlackGuy.com.  Probably looking for big black things…  Or porn (hey man, nothing wrong with that).  You’re probably not finding what you’re looking for and are a little confused.  You know, I am frankly shocked that I was able to obtain this domain.  When I did the domain search on Hover I never thought it would be available.  Let me tell you how I even thought to search for it anyway.

For those that don’t know (meaning that you either don’t know me, read Mash Those Buttons, or listen to the Mashcast), I work in IT.  I’m not an in-house guy, so I go to a lot of different clients over the course of a month.  I was at one client in their IT room and I overheard a conversation.  A user comes up to my point of contact for that client and tells her about a problem she’s having accessing something on the network.  Conversation went like this:

POC:  “Oh, it’s good you told me now.  Jarret’s here.”
User: “Who?”
POC: “You know, the IT guy.  He’s been here a few times.”
User: “What IT guy?”
POC: “…THE BIG BLACK GUY THAT’S BEEN WALKING AROUND HERE ALL DAY!”

I laughed a little.  At a glance that would fit my description.  Then it just popped into my head, “I wonder who owns BigBlackGuy.com?”  I checked it out and it turned out that nobody owned BigBlackGuy.com, which came as a complete surprise with the amount of domains that get squatted on forever in the hopes that it will eventually turn a profit.  So now I own BigBlackGuy.com.  When I saw it open I felt obligated to buy it.  How could you pass up an opportunity like that?  That’s how I got it — no inspired story, no racial/political motivations, nothing.

Now the question is what exactly to do with this site?  I’ve gotten a lot of suggestions – many of them being racist without the person realizing it was racist (which I find a little amusing).  The common thread was it should be about being big and black.  Problem with that is, am I really an expert on being big and black?  Is my life the definitive big black experience?  Contrary to popular belief, I don’t think so.

There are only a few things I think me and my big black brethren have in common.

  1. Smaller people ask us to reach high up things for them.
  2. We don’t like getting in small cars.
  3. We were over the height requirement for indoor playgrounds at an early age.
  4. It’s harder to find clothes that fit properly.

That’s all I really know we have in common, and I may be wrong about that last one depending on how you like your clothes to fit.

So here is what I’ll do for now.  I’m going to use this as my personal blog to talk about my opinions and the things I’m into.  Music, movies, TV, games, etc., and it may not be what you expect (I don’t even know another person that listens to Drum & Bass).  I may also write a few technical tutorials since I deal with technology all day (and most of the time at night), so there may be a few things I can write up to help people out.

Either way, if you haven’t found what you’re looking for, sorry about that.  The rest of you are free to look around.  Thank you, and have a Big Black day.