What happened to Fusible’s Blog?

I have been blogging about domain names since 2007, it’s amazing to think that it has almost been almost 8 years that I have been writing this blog. During that time period I have seen the domain blogosphere grow and change in many different ways.

There were the days where Chef Patrick was always making and breaking news, a time when Toronto Domainer (which now forwards to a generic Go Daddy page)  was going strong, and a time when a blog written by a mysterious author who only went by the name “Fusible” was getting mentions from major tech blogs like Techcrunch and The Next Web.

I really enjoyed Fusible, they were particularly good at finding news stories related to game developers and film studios buying domains which would usually reveal a future project or release. Then, after years of blogging (Fusible started in July of 2008) the blog suddenly came to a halt, this was the final post:

Fusible's Blog

The once active Twitter account (@fusible) had one final tweet, and then was heard no more:

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45,400 followers, 3,502 tweets, hundreds of blog posts, and then – poof, gone. One contention that some people had with Fusible is that the owner never revealed their name and kept their identity a secret in every way possible:

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So my question is? What happened to Fusible? Who was/is Fusible? I am hoping that nothing bad happened to them because I truly enjoyed their blog. So Fusible, if you are out there, please comment, let us know you’re okay, even if you’re not blogging, it would just be great to know you’re still out there somewhere.

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  • Jamie Zoch May 10, 2015, 10:25 pm

    I had talked to him extensively over the years but haven’t since things went dark in early 2014. I did a little digging back when Tia asked the same question in July 2014. I had pretty strong proof that he was in the military and was likely deployed.
    The last things I could find was a logo contest on 99Designs for ViralMilitary.com and the created FB page for it with a final photo being posted on January February 23, 2014 of a military dog protecting a sleeping soldier.
    In general, I think he is fine as I just did some more research because of your article and he has registered nearly 20 domains in 2015 with eSportsTribune.com being the closest to today’s date, being registered May 7, 2015.

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    • Morgan May 11, 2015, 8:40 pm

      @Jamie – much appreciated Jamie and awesome detective work! It sounds like he is still alive and kicking, I hope he goes back to blogging, definitely miss Fusible.com.

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  • Doron Vermaat May 11, 2015, 4:20 am

    You can always count on Jamie’s detective work :). As we all know producing quality content for a personal blog takes a lot of time out of your day. Without any compensation or financial rewards there’s only the great contacts and conversations you make and the personal brand you can build. Since Fusible kept his/her identity a secret that left very little on the table.

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  • picas May 12, 2015, 2:49 am

    the same happened to Toronto Domainer …I dont know why after the big deal of whiskey domain ..he slowed down evrything and now even his own domain is redirected to GD page ?

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