The History of CureTinnitus.org

  • Dainis W. Michel: tinnitus onset Feb 15 2002 4:30 PM
  • CureTinnitus.rg domain was registered by Dainis W. Michel on March 3d, 2004.
  • Blogging about progress, domain purchased as an intention, not as a cure — so the domain completes the thought: i wish to cure (my) tinnitus.
  • Addition of forum
  • Lots of nice people joined the forum, but then some incredibly angry people came along and threatened Dainis.
  • Dainis thought about how to finance the website, because management was getting time-intensive
  • Managing spam posts was getting to be about 2hrs per day
  • Update to WordPress
  • Dainis interviewed doctors, therapists, and those who had healed themselves of tinnitus. Dainis organized 28 Cure Tinnitus Shows and various support videos. The reason for interviewing and recording the interviews was essentially, because Dainis had run out of money traveling around the world seeking to cure his case of tinnitus. So, interviewing people for the website and helping others while helping himself seemed like a reasonable approach.
  • The intention to create a not-for-profit was one of the original goals for the website, but bringing that intention to full fruition simply seemed like a costly, time-consuming, not-that-worthwhile output of effort.
  • 2011 – focus on family matters
  • 2013 – Due to the unjust legal acknowledgement of fictional debts, Dainis has his business license revoked. No earnings or even transactions were allowed under the threat of significant penalties or jail time. Dainis pressed charges and insisted that people only be required to pay actual debts and not fictional ones. Dainis won his process against the Austrian Finanzamt, and the revocation of his business license was overturned in late 2016.
  • 2017 – Rebuilding the website.  What business form is it even? It’s simply an information platform that Dainis provides for free, in exchange for ad views or donations.
  • 2018 Doctors, therapists and counselors can create profiles and charge by the minute for tinnitus consultation.