First of all, can I just say that Namezero are utter ratbastards. It’s true. See, last year some time I decided that I’d be moving Spiked and Skewered from Angelfire to it’s own domain, since Angelfire had decided it wasn’t going to let me actually update anything, and there were those irritating pop-ups, etc etc. So, I registered spikedandskewered.co.uk and intended to move the site over once I’d redesigned (hahaha – it’s still not done). And to make the moving process a wee bit smoother, I had the bright idea of registering the .com for free with Namezero, since it would redirect to wherever I wanted and therefore stay current when I moved the site. So far so good. And indeed, it worked fairly well. But then this year Namezero decided that I’d have to pay to keep the .com. “Pffff” I said to myself. “I’ve got the .co.uk, so sod it, I’ll let it go.” Which I did. But I’ve been vaguely musing on picking the .com back up since people do seem to still be using it. And then today while idly checking things out, what do I discover? Namezero have had the brazen barefaced cheek to register the .net and the .org as well! Now, clearly, no-one else in the world is ever going to want these but me. And in fact, I didn’t want them. I mean, how many domains does one site need?! But it pisses me off immensely that they have registered them so they’re sitting out there on their redirection page that says that the domain has ‘expired’ (when in fact I never had them in the first place). And clearly the only reason they have registered them is to (a) stop me registering them elsewhere, and (b) try and get me to buy them from them so ‘my’ domain name isn’t pointing the wrong damn way. Gahhh! Sneaky, underhanded bastards! And you know, it’s not even that expensive to pay to get them – it’s just the fact that they’ve done it. And it’s inconvenient for me if I do decide to buy one, since I’d have to get Dad to let me use his credit card since of course they won’t accept my debit card. Ahem. [/rant]
I did ramble about Star Trek at, by the way. And made a few extra changes to The Airlock. Yay me.
And because I am a hopeless domainwhore, I went and bought another one. I am now the proud owner of frozensoul.net, or I will be as soon as it’s finished registering. My .net craving is temporarily satiated. And I’m currently in the process of making a graphic-y mess for a holding page, since I haven’t got the first clue what I’m actually going to do with it. But y’know, it’s pretty! And it brings my domain total to a nice round 10. I had to have it…..