.@ Tony Finch's email address

I have a strange email address: <dot@dotat.at>. (The image at the top of this page is a dotat.) When I first investigated buying my domain in early 1997 the Austrian Domain Admins organised subdomains under .co.at and .ac.at etc. so it was not available. Some time later that year the policy was relaxed so when I next looked in October 1997 I was able to buy dotat.at. I'm still slightly surprised that no-one got there before me. People occasionally email me for no reason other than the fact that they have heard of my address from somewhere or other but I don't appreciate this very much and they are lucky to get any reply at all. Sometimes people use my address as a spam trap, and I appreciate this even less. However when people copy me I just assume it's flattery, even though I wan't the first to come up with the idea.

Some of my other email addresses, past and present, are:

(I'm collecting spam at the latter.)

Tony Finch is <dot@dotat.at>

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