As some of my (frequent) readers may have noticed, is that I lost my domainname due to my own stupidity.
I decided not to give up and start over, bought a new domainname, renamed all the links and got back with a working, full swing weblog; all the old content and links in tact.
I also searched and searched to find out that a lot of you had blogrolls linking to my (old) weblog and requested you to rename them. All of you did and again thank you for that.
Meanwhile everyone whom I “lost” in the migration have found their way back I think; at least all the page hits on the site and the RSS feed (which was feedburner, so no hassle there) are up to the old level.
Now comes the tricky part. As I have blogged in the past, my domainname was not bought by ‘just another Peter de Haas’ who had missed the opportunity to have his name ‘dot commed’. No it was bought by an actual ‘domain name trader’ (and here) who has only one purpose in life: buy domainnames with high PageRanks and sell to to people who in their turn have but one purpose : exploit the PageRank pages by selling advertising space on them.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t and can not blame the person who bought my old domainname on the GoDaddy aftermarket. I was ‘sleeping’ and it happened. I also don’t blame the person who has bought the domain from this trader. It’s a fact of life.
I will however go through every effort to stop people exploiting my name, my intellectual property and everything that I have put a lot of spare time in. I did not start my weblog to sell advertising or to get rich.
I hope this is where you come in, the readers who frequently visit my blog in one way or the other and who have in the past linked to my weblog or on whose blog I have commented.
I think it is time to take action and I need your help.
If you are willing to take the time and rename peterdehaas(.com) to peterdehaas.net. All URL are in tact, so everything works again.
If you want to go one step further, please dedicate a post on your blog to this adventure. If nothing else, people may have a good laugh and learn a bit from this.
If you don’t the links will most likely promote interesting “best deals” or maybe even porn sites in the future. In anyway the value of blogging is gone …
Thank you in advance,