Sooo, Unscrupulous-Domain-Reseller, how did swiping my Domain name, vineys.net, work out for you?
Not that well, huh?
Two years ago, in November 2012, our e-mail died. I quickly realized that we missed the renewal for our Domain because Go Daddy had an out of date e-mail address on record and I did not receive the renewal notice. Before I could get the Domain renewed, the Jackwagon-Domain-Reseller scooped it up. The price to get it back was $250. Since I was unwilling to pay that, I obtained vineys.org. I kept checking on it every so often. About a year ago it dropped to $150. Nope, still not good enough.
At the end of this past November, I get an e-mail asking if I was interested in buying it. Hmmm . . . they’re getting desperate. I check on the Domain and find that vineys.net is coming up for renewal, but the current owner hasn’t renewed it yet. I checked the following week and its status now shows REDEMPTION PERIOD. They aren’t renewing it. I contact Go Daddy and they put a backorder on the Domain for me. This past week it was fully released and placed in my account . . . without having to pay the extortionists. I set up the alias’ for our our e-mail and connected it to this site so we can be reached at either vineys.net or vineys.org.
We had the Domain for quite a few years before it was taken and it feels great to have it back.