What happened to thankstomycranks.com

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  1. It seems to have dissappeared.
     
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  2. A Muzi

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    "Bruce Dickson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > It seems to have dissappeared.

    Huh. I asked AltaVista for "Andrew" and "thankstomycranks" which returned:

    http://www.thankstomycranks.com/

    and that site appears to be a search site with a big casino ad at the top and no dates in the HTML

    Weird. We link from our page to his so I'm interested in what's up. Our link goes to the new site.

    Register.com says the address was assigned to Ultimate Search in Hong Kong on 11 January, 2003 You
    wonder why a search site would want that name

    If you peruse: http://www.aodr.com/Society/Issues/Business/Allegedly_Unethical_Firms/Ultima
    te_Search_Inc there are a lot of allegations and lawsuits over Ultimate Search's business practices
    but again you wonder why they would want that address. . .
    --
    Andrew Muzi http://www.yellowjersey.org Open every day since 1 April 1971
     
  3. In article <[email protected]>, A Muzi <[email protected]> wrote:
    >"Bruce Dickson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]...
    >> It seems to have dissappeared.
    >
    >Huh. I asked AltaVista for "Andrew" and "thankstomycranks" which returned:
    >
    >http://www.thankstomycranks.com/
    >
    >and that site appears to be a search site with a big casino ad at the top and no dates in the HTML
    >
    >Weird. We link from our page to his so I'm interested in what's up. Our link goes to the new site.

    This means the domain owner failed to renew in time and a hijacker has registered the domain when it
    lapsed. They feed on links to the old site. Andrew will need to pick a different domain name if he
    wants to get it going again.

    --Paul
     
  4. Bluto

    Bluto Guest

    "A Muzi" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > If you peruse: http://www.aodr.com/Society/Issues/Business/Allegedly_Unethical_Firms/Ultima
    > te_Search_Inc there are a lot of allegations and lawsuits over Ultimate Search's business
    > practices but again you wonder why they would want that address. . .

    Ultimate Search are scum. They're not even the usual extortionist cybersquatters like
    BuyDomains.com, who snap up freshly expired domain names and sell them back to their rightful owners
    for a hefty sum. Ultimate Search don't even sell them at all-- they just want to generate hits from
    people returning to what they think will be legitimate sites.

    It's like buying foreclosed houses at auction just to paint a billboard on the front, kicking out
    the longtime resident and not letting anybody live there. The best we as 'net users can do is
    never, ever click-through any of their links, because they clearly don't give a **** about having
    generated ill will.

    They are pushing the demand for laws that will put them out of business for good. I hope they lose
    everything they own and have to nourish themselves out of dumpsters! In Kowloon!

    Chalo Colina
     
  5. Frank121

    Frank121 Guest

    Do you not like what they are doing? ;-)

    <Ultimate Search are scum. They're not even the usual extortionist
    > cybersquatters like BuyDomains.com, who snap up freshly expired domain names and sell them back to
    > their rightful owners for a hefty sum. Ultimate Search don't even sell them at all-- they just
    > want to generate hits from people returning to what they think will be legitimate sites.
    >
    > It's like buying foreclosed houses at auction just to paint a billboard on the front, kicking out
    > the longtime resident and not letting anybody live there. The best we as 'net users can do is
    > never, ever click-through any of their links, because they clearly don't give a **** about having
    > generated ill will.
    >
    > They are pushing the demand for laws that will put them out of business for good. I hope they lose
    > everything they own and have to nourish themselves out of dumpsters! In Kowloon!
    >
    > Chalo Colina
     
  6. Some scum-sucking vultures stoke Andrew's domain name.

    The site is now back up at http://cranklength.info

    Sheldon "Watch Those Domain Expiration Dates!" Brown +--------------------------------------------+
    | Life is what happens to you, | while you're busy making other plans. | --John Lennon |
    +--------------------------------------------+ Harris Cyclery, West Newton, Massachusetts Phone
    617-244-9772 FAX 617-244-1041 http://harriscyclery.com Hard-to-find parts shipped Worldwide
    http://captainbike.com http://sheldonbrown.com
     
  7. On Tue, 11 Mar 2003, Sheldon Brown wrote:

    > Some scum-sucking vultures stoke Andrew's domain name.
    >
    > The site is now back up at http://cranklength.info
    >
    > Sheldon "Watch Those Domain Expiration Dates!" Brown

    It's actually http://www.cranklength.info . Thanks for posting it, Sheldon!

    Trent Hill
     
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