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Eric Lyon - Updates On Recovery Process / Maiden Voyage

Labeled as information in The Break Room, started by Eric Lyon, Nov 16, 2017


  1. As quoted from my FaceBook update:



    Note: ( @Eric Lyon & @Amanda )The maiden voyage will be:
    • Houston , Texas to Center, Texas
    • Center, Texas to San Antonio, Texas
    • San Antonio, Texas to Austin, Texas
    • Austin, Texas to Boerne, Texas
    • Boerne, Texas to Houston, Texas
    We'll then stay in Houston for Christmas and start charting out a winter trip (After Christmas) along the southern bible belt states, possibly stopping in Florida somewhere for a little while until spring/mid-spring.

    We won't be doing much in the way of meet-ups during our maiden voyage so that we can focus on our rig, dolly, and towed/toad vehicle. We want to make sure that everything goes smoothly before we start doing official meet-ups with other domain investors, developers, designers, hosts, registrars, registries, conferences, events, etc.

    This trip will give us a better idea about any unforeseen repairs or upgrades that may be needed so it's important that we give our set-up our full attention this trip.

    When we start doing meet-ups, we'll be using the events and meet-ups forum to announce the locations.
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  2. Ategy

    Ategy Arif M, VIP ICA Member Gold Account

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    Glad to hear you're back on your feet again! Video series would certainly be watched by a lot of us!

    If you ever make it as far North as Montreal be sure to let me know. Jazzfest is probably the best time to come (late June - early July) .. otherwise Grand Prix (F1) week-end is also really popular (earlier in june)

    BON VOYAGE .... :)
  3. xynames

    xynames PRO VIP

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    That's a nice classic looking motorhome! How long is it?
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  4. Ategy

    Ategy Arif M, VIP ICA Member Gold Account

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    I'm thinking you need to add Vegas to that list of destinations for the end of January! ;)
  5. We'll definately let you know!
    Officially, it's 29.6 feet long, but categorized with 30 footers. We also have a dolly and a mid-sized sedan that we'll tow behind us adding another18 feet, so when we are all hooked up, we're 47.6 feet long ;)
    We're not sure yet about Vegas this trip since we still have a lot of monitoring and testing to do on the rig before we venture out further than the state of texas. We want to get all our repairs and upgrades done prior to the longer full-time voyages coming after our maiden voyage. We'll keep you posted. :)
  6. Ategy

    Ategy Arif M, VIP ICA Member Gold Account

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    Ah ... Just thought it would be nice for those going to NamesCon see the pull into the parking lot at the Tropicana! ;) lol
  7. Ategy

    Ategy Arif M, VIP ICA Member Gold Account

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    Crap .. would you believe is actually taken !? lol

    Guess you're stuck naming your motor home! lol

    ADDITION: Holy smokes .. the .net is taken as well! lmao

    Even is taken .. I'm thinking A-D-A-M @strong is holding this for 6 figures !?!? lol

    Maybe you stay on theme and name her DomainMobile.Mobi ???
    (confirmed available and all yours for $6.99 .. lol)

    Or perhaps :)
    (99 cents with a coupon code .. lol)
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  8. We actually already secured a domain name for the new adventure, - Drifting to a town near you.

    Lots of planning still in the works, so it's just a branded landing page for now. 😉
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  9. Ategy

    Ategy Arif M, VIP ICA Member Gold Account

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    I officially valuate that domain at: $Priceless! ;)

    All kidding aside .. it's a fantastic name .. probably hard to find as well as anything similar was likely taken long ago!
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  10. johname

    johname Planet Futbol VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Might want to grab too lol
  11. I literally checked over 100 domains. 78 were taken and this was my favorite out of the availables to build on.
    I thought about that one, but it implies it's 1 person and not people or a family, so I passed on it. 😁
  12. Ategy

    Ategy Arif M, VIP ICA Member Gold Account

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    I prefer just officedrift .. makes for an actual strong potential future brand ..

    Added: I see where you're going with this right away and totally think it's brilliant!

    The way it rolls of the tongue is strong .. but drifter can also work if you think of it as your actual office that's drifting.
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  13. To me, office drifter implies one person jumping from office to office, wereas office drift implies the whole office moves place to place, which is what I was going for. 😉
  14. Ategy

    Ategy Arif M, VIP ICA Member Gold Account

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    Yeah .. as I added above .. I immediately saw the future potential the moment I saw the name. eventually it doesn't even need to be about you .. there is a HUGE market in people wanting to know more about entrepreneurship and living/working on a nice sunny beach somewhere .. then being able to pick up and move at any moment of their choosing.

    It's pretty much the domainer's dream ..

    "Nuke the Boss .. Work When You What .. Live Life ANYWHERE YOU WANT" - TM ;)
  15. Exactly! One of many benefits the potential series will offer to viewers. Not to mention, several other benefits. 😉
  16. Dave

    Dave Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Eric, really glad to hear you're doing better. Looking forward to more updates. :)
  17. Kassey Lee

    Kassey Lee China Domains VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Makes excellent sense! You vindicated what Esther Dyson said:

    Techcrunch: Are we running out of domains?

    Dyson: No, we run out of space in people's head.

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  19. 1Darko

    1Darko Top Contributor VIP

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    Sounds like you're ready for the trip. Wish you exciting times!(y)
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2017
  20. Pulled over earlier for some beverages and took a pic of our full rig setup (rv/dolly/towed vehicle). We are now in center Texas for a week working remotely.

  21. Today, we are visiting family at "the cabin in the woods". I can't help but think of the movie.

  22. For those unsure what a real country road looks like, here you go. And it's been rumored that the Hawkeye hunting club off that road is that they used to host hunting parties back in the day that ended in a celebration with prostitutes provided by the club. This gives a whole different meaning to guys night out fishing and hunting. Not sure how the place is run these days.

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  23. We took the Polaris rzr5 to the back 40 acres looking for wild boar, good trap spots and an old deer stand to relocate today. Nothing like the country. Fun times. We didn't find any boar this time of day but the packs/herds will be out tonight.

  24. Update: A few more pictures to share

    Julian (Our youngest son) is learning to operate all the country equipment. However, he prefers to be in the wheelbarrow instead of pushing it. (wheelbarrow, bush hog, 4 wheeler, polaris and lawn mower)


    Obligatory downtown Center, Texas pictures. Established in the 1800's.

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  25. Established Member

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    Nice. This just refreshes my memories when I used to drive big rigs - cali to Boston - before getting into med school. What a life experience it was on the road.

    I am glad you are taking off the time to visit places. Keep us posted. Your little man is also seems to enjoy tractors.

    It's good experience for him too.

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