I have owned the jordandrew.ca web domain for years. I remember checking one night to see if jordandrew.com was available. It was, and I figured I would buy it in the morning, only to find that while I slept someone else had snapped it up. It was purchased by a woman from the United States. She used it to publish her creative writing before she let it expire.
Later I was contacted by someone in China who wanted to sell it to me for $300 and when I declined lowered their price to $150. I still declined, seeing as I didn’t even bother using my dot ca domain for anything.
Now that we have our podcasting equipment up and running, I figured we needed a real web presence to seem professional. I am old enough that I remember dabbling with some of the earlier website builders like geocities, although I was never very good at it.
I just used Wix.com to build a rudimentary placeholder website to connect jordandrewdotca to. At this point it serves as just a hub to link to this blog and my social media pages, and we have a placeholder for when we start releasing episodes of the podcast.
I expect once we have more audio content I will have to create a new, more beefy website, but this is good enough for now.
Perhaps something creative will be built out of this lockdown.