Some of you may have noticed the blog was unavailable for a few days until I figured out that the domain host, Go Daddy, had sold my domain name. The blog is registered thro Blogger but you have to buy the domain name from a host company, which was GoDaddy.com.
For 3 years I happily renewed my domain name annually for LadiesWhoDoLunchInKuwait.com. But this year I forgot, they did send me a solitary email back in Jan but I must have overlooked it. So I spent a few frantic days last week calling Go Daddy to try and renew/retrieve my old name.
What I found out was quite astounding. There are people out there who wait for domain names to expire so that they can snap them up and resell them back to owners - no doubt lucrative business if your domain name was Ford.com or Sears.com. Those who do not try to resell the domain name back to the owner buy the name and then divert the incoming traffic (viewers) to another site they own to up its stats/ratings. Thirdly, I heard that GoDaddy, itself, auctions the names off. The person who has bought my domain name has chosen to stay anonymous so I can't contact them or know who they are. Be warned fellow bloggers and domain owners out there.
Now I wasn't that keen on the name before but now I don't own it anymore, I really miss it. Thought about changing it completely and had a few great suggestions but decided to keep the blogsite address as it is - so you just add .Blogspot in there before .com. For now and maybe forever - no not forever I am a woman and therefore have the perogative to change my mind at the drop of a hat - it's LadiesWhoDoLunchInKuwait.Blogspot.Com a bit of a mouthful so you'll just have to bookmark it :OD
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