If for some reason anyone has a link to charliemonterey.com, expecting it to go to my music site, please replace it with http://www.geocities.com/woodenmusic or, if you prefer, http://www.myspace.com/charliemonterey at your earliest convenience.
Way back when, I related some problems with my domain not resolving. Well, I never followed through on that. In January, I came up with the brilliant (read: short-sighted) idea that I’ll just let the domain name expire, then repurchase it. This should basically reset all my domain name and e-mail problems — the spam magnet that my domain’s e-mail address had become was the first huge problem I had. Anyway, so I did… and the renewal period came and went … and last night, when I did a check to see if charliemonterey.com was available, I came to find out it was not.
It had been acquired by a company that collects domain names and tries to resell them. I mean, I guess that’s what they do. What would anyone else want with charliemonterey.com? I’m sure they would want more for it than the original registrar wanted to just renew it, too. At the moment, charliemonterey.com goes to one of those fake search engine pages. Grrrrr.
So, this turned out to be a really stupid move on my part. All I needed to do was make a phone call or two, when the guy from the domain registrar actually wrote me and said “I’d be glad to help!”, and get things fixed, and … no I had to get really good at my avoidant behavior. Feh.
(He did, y’know. Found that LJ post where I talked about it, and got in touch with me! And I threw it all away. *sob*)
Which led to this e-mail exchange with Dave:
C: I’m still a doofus for the domain problem, though.
D: Well … negligent. Which means you have to wear a negligée.
Anyway… now I have to figure out what to do next. Which means trying to figure out what it makes sense to do. It’s not like I ever had a huge number of people looking for me on the web, y’know? And I still have MySpace…. ok, that oughta be motivation to keep a real website, eh? I mean, along with the motivation of possibly having to wear a negligée.