I read on DotWeekly.com a couple of days ago that Microsoft registered the domain name FED.tv for a new “Field Emission Display TV?”.
Then I remembered reading an article on Wired about up and coming technologies back in 2005. I went to my favorite registrar, which I think at the time was Moniker, and registered more than 10 .com domains related to these technologies. One of these was FieldEmissionDisplay.com.
From Wikipedia: “A field emission display (FED) is a flat panel display technology that uses large-area field electron emission sources to provide electrons that strike colored phosphor to produce a color image.”
Jamie wrote that FED.tv is a premium domain with a one-time fee of $700.
I know that most companies have abandoned this technology but I thought maybe Microsoft is having another go. Or simply the FED.tv domain registration was completely unrelated.
Jamie mentioned that FED.tv was redirecting to bing.com but today I visited fed.tv and it goes to “Microsoft Government“. So the domain was for the Microsoft Federal Forum 2014 after all. Tough luck…
Over the years I dropped half of the domains I registered on that day because the technology didn’t pan out but I kept this one. Not sure for how long I will now…