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March 18th, 2014
03:20 pm

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This is weird.
eric-coleman.com expired last September. I hadn't done anything with it in a couple of years, so I let it go. Someone bought it in November and my old front page is there. Nothing else, just the old front page.

This was originally posted on Dreamwidth, after which it wandered out to various other sites. Feel free to reply where ever you want. I should still see it.

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From:guppiecat
Date:March 18th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Not weird. Two things going on:

1) They're keeping just the basics up, probably from the Internet Archive, in the hopes that you realize it expired and contact them to get it back. I think you should do this to find out what they want to charge you. I'm going to guess $5,000.

2) They're taking advantage of the existing Google search ranking to get ad revenue.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:March 18th, 2014 08:39 pm (UTC)
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Ahh yes, there is an ad at the bottom now. The page doesn't show up at all on the first 5 or 6 pages of google now, so it isn't doing them much good. I am going to resurrect the website at some point, but not with that link.

And yeah, there is a guy who owns cheshiremoon.com who wants a grand from us. He isn't getting it.
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From:lemmozine
Date:March 18th, 2014 11:28 pm (UTC)
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I had that happen when I forgot to pay the fee for blindlemmingchiffon.com. I wrote to the insane people who paid money for it offering to give them something, and explaining that I am the only person on Earth who would have any use for it at all. They were not interested. My website is now blindlemmingchiffon.net.
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