Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Blog Changes

Dear Friends,
What a whirlwind the last few days has been! You may have noticed that
 hasn't been operational for a few days. Well, here's the scoop! My domain name expired due to my credit card info needing to be updated. I believe it has been purchased or hacked. Right now, my choices are: I can pay GoDaddy for 69.00 to negotiate a  buy -back  for me or blog from a FREE blogspot address. I've switched to blogspot for now to keep things running smoothly while I continue working on the problem.

Here is a copy of an email I received a week ago. I'm not sure if it's related to my issue or not!?

Dear Manager:

This email is from China domain name registration center, which mainly deal with the domain name registration and dispute internationally in China and Asia.
On July 11th 2011, We received Tianhua Ltd's application that they are registering the name " deborahjeansdandelionhouse " as their Internet Keyword and " deborahjeansdandelionhouse .cn "、" deborahjeansdandelionhouse " 、" deborahjeansdandelionhouse .asia "domain names etc.., It is China and ASIA domain names. But after auditing we found the brand name been used by your company. As the domain name registrar in China, it is our duty to notice you, so I am sending you this Email to check. According to the principle in China, your company is the owner of the trademark, In our auditing time we can keep the domain names safe for you firstly, but our audit period is limited, if you object the third party application these domain names and need to protect the brand in china and Asia by yourself, please let the responsible officer contact us as soon as possible. Thank you!
Best regards,
Oversea marketing manager 
Shanghai Office (Head Office)
3002, Nanhai Building, No. 854 Nandan Road,
Xuhui District, Shanghai 200070, China
Tel: +86 216191 8696
Fax: +86 216191 8697
If you are not appropriate person, please forward this to your CEO, because this is urgent. Thanks.

If you blog from a custom domain, make sure your payment info is updated annually! Go in to your payment history on your my account page and update your credit card info if you've gotten a new card. If you are using the same card but have been issued a new one with a new expiration date be sure to update it. This is what happened to me before I knew it my blog was missing!
 Go Daddy  said they do contact people when their account is about to expire, but I had checked the don't send me updates box when I registered with them so I didn't receive a notification. Oh well, shoulda, coulda, woulda right? That  little boo boo left my domain name up for grabs! And someone grabbed it!

A special thanks to Pat of Corninmycoffee pot and Faith of Crochet by the Sea and anyone else I may not know of yet for spreading the word! I so appreciate you all!

To continue reading Dandelion House please update your link to:
If you subscribe by email you may subscribe again and in the meantime, I'll see if I can import subscriptions to this address.

Please help me spread the new link to other readers!

If you have my Farmgirl Friday button on your sidebar please remember to update it to the new link! 

Thank you for your patience while I work out the kinks! To visit past posts go the my READ ALL ABOUT link on my sidebar. The links at the top of the page are not operational yet.

 I hope to be back in the swing of things for this weeks Farmgirl Friday! I've got a scrumptious Blueberry Pie recipe I want to share with you!

Read a similar story by Rhonda of BlueCreekHome.

Have a great day! See you Friday!


Teresa said...

What a pain. Glad you've managed to get all your old posts moved. Good to have your blog back!

Faith said...

Hi Deb,

I update my post today with your email, and the link you provided to get the word out.what a mess for you..I hope everyone finds their way back...if everybody spreads the should all be good. I don't even understand that China thing...scary> Blogger is safe enough for you for now..Talk to you on Friday
at the Blog Hop....

Unknown said...

So glad you are still with us! I don't pretend to understand any of it, but I do know domain names CAN get snagged for the reasons you noted! Hope you get yourself all set up nicely!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

So glad you were able to get back to an operational format.
I know that must be a pain to have to go thru.
So glad I could assist!

I'll be reading, take care now, Pat

Anonymous said...

It kept taking me to a blog about moving to Hawaii? Then I figured it out and typed in instead of just .com and it got me here!

Tootsie said...

wow...I have never had an issue yet...but now I will be running to find out if my issues have just to begin!

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