All your domain are belong to us
I recently bumped again into one of the oldest memes out there - All your base are belong to us. Long story short, a 1992 English translation of the Japanese game Zero Wing got a bit screwed up and players were fast to pick this glitch up and elevate it to Internet meme status.
Being a DNS junkie at heart (see my past Googlesquatting experiments), the
us word at the end of that sentence caught my eye. Let's see if the
allyourbasearebelongto.us domain name is available 🤩 !
The results got me really baffled. I checked both root and subdomains:
|allyourbasearebelongto.us||2019||DOMENE OG WEBHOTELL|
||2006||Old non-HTTPS site with Flash plugin|
||2002||Weird number cards|
This is a harsh reminder that everything has already been done on the Internet. Still, none of these domains actually refers to the glorious meme - what a waste. IMHO, the folks owning the (probably priceless)
to.us domain could have made a little effort here and put their domain to good use by hosting this meme.
A bit disappointed by these findings, I tried to come up with other ideas, like using the
.cat extension because the guy in the meme is called CATS. But this one requires to publish in Catalan 😅, and it's not a well known TLD.
So I shuffled possibilites a bit more and came up with allyourbasearebe.longto.us. Bingo! This one was not taken. Finally, the beloved meme now has a site of its own that honors it.
👉 Check it out at allyourbasearebe.longto.us.
See you next time for more DNS hype!