We Apologize In Advance For This Story


A promise was made never again to write about a million dollar homepage but when Jim Kukral sent us his version, it had just the right amount of whack job appeal, we felt we couldn't pass. You, of course, can call us names and send us spam for wasting your time with this if you want. Anyway, here's the deal. Pay Jim and his partner one dollar and you get a domain name "(fill this in).isreally awesome.com. Yea, yea, it's dumb but hundreds of people are parting with one dollar bills to buy URLs like MyThong.isreallyawesome.com, MyDog.isreallyawesome.com and MySpace.isreallyawesome.com.

OK, feel free to lob all manner of "meh," "yawn" and "you just wasted three minutes of my life" in Comments.

by Steve Hall    Aug-10-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Online   

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You know what'd be cool? If the site didn't display a huge MySQL error...

Warning: mysql_connect(): Too many connections in /home/httpd/vhosts/isreallyawesome.com/httpdocs/profile.php on line 13
Database connection error: Too many connections

If I'm gonna pay a buck for something, it better work.

(P.S. You can expect the spam to start within the next few minutes)

Posted by: Oh The Drama on August 10, 2006 1:53 PM

All I can say is that a fool and his money are soon parted....

Posted by: Vanessa Horwell on August 10, 2006 1:54 PM

i still wouldn't be surprised to see adrants.isreallycool.com show up on that list.
come on steve.. i know you're thinking about it...

Posted by: brent on August 10, 2006 2:14 PM

Wow, Steve, your mention crushed our server. We're working to bring it back up now with our hosting company. Wow! The power of Adrants people!

Really, really AWESOME!

Posted by: Jim Kukral on August 10, 2006 2:17 PM

Ha! Just call me mini-Fark:-) And, Brent, I did think about it for a minute. I couldn't find a dollar though:-)

Posted by: Steve Hall on August 10, 2006 2:29 PM

Rackspace just dropped a keg of ram into my server, as well as a new processor, so we're back up.

Steve Hall kicks the tires and lights the fires!

Posted by: Jim Kukral on August 10, 2006 4:18 PM

Holy cow. Within three minutes we got our "acid test" and now we know, "Scotty! I need more power!" "Captain, I'm givin her all she's got!!!" Thanks for the writeup and within 24 hours we will have a brand new shiney server (our old one has been bandaged and will get us there) that can handle everyone...even if you can't locate that dollar ;-) You have one powerful keyboard there AdRants!

Posted by: Dave on August 10, 2006 4:24 PM

Biggest piece of advice I can give these guys - ahem, don't quit your day job.

And if your server crashed from that traffic, feed the gerbil that's running in the treadmill that powers your system. Use some of your dollars and buy some steroids at www.domesticgear.com/ for your Gerbil.

Posted by: Kael on August 10, 2006 4:43 PM

dave + jim.. sorry to be the bearer of bad news.. but in 24 hours the referalls from here will dwindle to practically nothing....... hope u didn't put too much $$ into that new server.

Posted by: brent on August 10, 2006 4:46 PM

Such negativity. It's ok, if what we made made at least one person smile today we are happy. It's all about fun. Our work here is done, have fun!

Posted by: Jim Kukral on August 10, 2006 5:57 PM

Oh, Jim, this doesn't count as negativity by Adrants standards at all ... you got off with a chuckle and a roll of the eyes!

Posted by: Brian Clark on August 11, 2006 8:31 AM

Poor Kael - so negative and so much advice...is that your day job? If so, keep up the good work!

Hats off to these guys if they only make $10. Their attitude is great and they did this all in the name of 'fun', and maybe the thought of some side revenue.

Posted by: Tmoney on August 12, 2006 6:03 PM

It looked whacky enough to try... And I waited a few extra days for the new server capacity to be installed. So $10 and 2 attempts later: NADA, ZILCH, NOTHING. Not even the email with the Login/Password info. No return email from "awesome" customer service. Should I go to PayPal now and ask for my refund and avoid the rush?

Posted by: Herb DeCordova on August 14, 2006 6:25 PM

Hi Herb,

We switched servers today, having DNS switch over right now. You account will be created. I did reply to you right after you emailed, obviously the dns is still in limbo. Your page will be created and everything will be working fine shortly. Did you ever move servers? It's tricky.

Posted by: Jim Kukral on August 14, 2006 6:58 PM

Our server upgrade is complete. We're back up and faster than ever! Just for the trouble, if you read this, and you purchase a page I'll give the first 50 people a free upgrade from the $1.00 to the $5.00 level.

Just buy the $1.00 and email me after (jim at awesomemillion.com) with your user name and tell me you saw this post on Adrants and I'll manually upgrade you to the $5.00 level free of charge.

Awesome Jim signing out, with less hair from his server move

Posted by: Jim Kukral on August 15, 2006 1:59 PM