You Snooze, You Lose
Well it finally happened to me. My Humboldt Shooter's Page got hijacked. Well, I don't know that it was really hijacked, but the domain I bought kinda was.
A couple years ago I bought the domain humboldtshooters.net. I used that for my Humboldt Shooter's Page. Despite having warned others in the past to keep their domain registrations updated, I failed to follow my own advice.
Some guy e-mails me last night telling me that www.humboldtshooters.net no longer goes to my Shooter's page. It goes to some spam kind of page and apparently some guy/ company in Washington now owns the domain. I feel SO violated.
But I guess it's fair play if I let the registration lapse. What I can't figure out is why they did it. Usually people snag domains like that so they can sell it back to the original owner at a premium price. I don't see anything on their page asking if I wanted to buy that domain.
What could be their motive? Political perhaps? If they were doing something along that line, and that sort of thing does happen, you'd think they'd use the domain for some anti- gun message.
Any ideas? I suppose it's not really that big a deal since doing a search for Humboldt Shooter's Page still takes me to the actual location on my freeservers account. It does go to show, though: You snooze, you lose.