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As previously mentioned...  my "" domain was snatched up (due to my former webhost's incompetence) by some parasitic bloodsucking domain squatter in Singapore.


Curious, I dropped him a quick email, inquiring as to the availability and price:

How much are you asking for 
I was using it as a redirect to my blog, before my hosting company screwed up and let it expire.

Thank you,
Chris Williams

I received an email from Charis Ho (the parasite) yesterday. It follows:


I was planning to use this domain but since you asked for it, I'll let you have it then. The price will be $100. If you agree, please contact my registrar at or their email address I can't receive payment from you directly so I'm asking them to help me resell this domain. Thanks


One. Hundred. Dollars. Now, keep in mind, I only paid $10 to register the domain in the first place, and $10 per YEAR to redirect it to this blog. If had a decent website, they could have processed my payment properly and on time, and I'd still have my domain name.

Never mind the obvious insult to my intelligence that this is "just some random dude with a desire to be Blogus Maximus"  but I digress...

There's absolutely NO WAY IN HELL I'm paying $100 for something that's mine to begin with.  I considered several colorful responses and eventually said "to hell with it" and shot him an email back that said, quite simply, "too high. try again."

I'll update this post if I get a response. I'm curious how low "he" will go... if I get a response at all.


Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 10:02 AM General Interest | Back to top

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Chris, enjoying the saga (although it may be at your expense, sorry for that). Looking forward to hearing what his reply is...
Left by Jerod Crump on Jan 16, 2008 11:20 AM

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Chris - That sucks. It looks like is available. You could consider grabbing that as a backup in case you don't suceed here. It's probably worth the $10. You could always drop it next year if you get your .com back. Just a thought.
Left by John Workman on Jan 16, 2008 1:19 PM

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