So, what’s a Cyberherbalist, you ask? Therein lies a tale:
Long time ago, when the Web was young — this would be sometime in the late 1990’s — I came up with an idea for an online medicinal herb encyclopedia, and “Cyberherbalist” is the term I coined for it. I registered the domain name cyberherbalist.com, launched the site, but was never able to devote the time and attention to it that it needed. I let the domain name expire and someone else re-registered it and used it for a time, selling alternative medicine products, but eventually their business tanked, the domain name registration expired again, and some domain parker grabbed it. I enquired how much it would cost to reclaim it, to which the answer was “$8,000” — and there was no way I could afford that. Finally, someone bought the domain and is currently using it to sell herbal stuff. It isn’t a particularly distinguished website, though. And it actually turns out that it isn’t being actively used any longer, and apparently it’s available for only $2,500 now. Woo hoo! Fire sale! Seriously, only if I had a commercial interest, which I don’t.
But despite my loss of the domain, I have continued to use the word Cyberherbalist as a user name in many situations, since my actual name is very common and is usually already being used on any given site I register an account with. So I typically use Cyberherbalist as a user name.
I did manage to get a jump on the crowd with the “.co” top-level-domain, however! So MikeClark.co is Mine. All Mine!