My previous post (3 years ago!) mentioned that discountdomainregistry was a bit wonky. Turns out they were circling the drain, and about 2 years ago were bought by web.com. For some reason my “mecodegoodsomeday.com” domain didn’t come along with my other ones, and I had a difficult time convincing them I was the owner of the account, which interfered with my ability to renew the domain until…da da dum, a domain squatter (from Japan, of all places) registered my domain, and won’t let me have it back. The web.com folks in charge of the snafu apologized to me, but didn’t make it better. I’m bummed out.
December 2, 2010
I use(d) discountdomainregistry as my DNS host for mecodegoodsomeday.com and cheapimpostor.com. I got a weird spam from someone claiming to be them asking me to change my password, and shortly after, saw their site was either defaced, hijacked, or otherwise wonky. It’s now down, and so are the DNS records for my two sites.
Hmmm. Wonder what I should do? Wait another day or two and find another host and try to migrate them? It’s a puzzling state of affairs! Searching the web, I don’t see tons of other folks with my problem – I see a few tweets about the issue, so I know it’s not a “personal problem.”
 Seems to be working fine now, though maybe under new management. Feels a little iffy, but functional.
March 21, 2010
I currently use Comcast for Internet, Broadvoice for VOIP phone service, and AT&T with Edge for my mobile data (1st generation iPhone). I decided to preorder an iPad. The thought of another $30/month in data fees to get the iPad online while I'm on the road has me reconsidering all of my data connection options. So, I decided to get the Wifi only iPad, and figure out a better way.
March 15, 2010
I was interested to see that big changes are coming at SimplifyMedia. As I noted over two years ago, I think they've got a very cool service. I've been using it in the two years since to listen to my home music library while at work, and in the car, thanks to their also very cool iPhone app.
September 17, 2007
When the iPod touch was announced, I preordered one immediately — I didn't jump on the iPhone bandwagon because I didn't hate my cell provider, and I disliked the idea of being bound to ATT — I thought I wanted an iPhone without the phone. They said the touch would ship in late September, so I preordered and thought I had a few weeks to think about it.