Rhonda at Blue Creek Home recently lost her domain name and someone else jumped in to purchase it. She has changed her url to bluecreekhome.blogspot.com. Unfortunately, this happens quite often and you need to be aware that there are people that keep track of popular blogs and just wait until your domain expires and then they move in. Normally they will try to sell you the name back at an exorbitant price. I know of one case where a blogger was offered her domain back for $900! These normally cost $9.99 per year through GoDaddy.
I hope you will help Rhonda spread the word about the new URL and change your link address if you have her button in your sidebar. I know she would really appreciate if you would copy and paste her letter below to one of your post.
Here is the letter from Rhonda.
Hi, it's Rhonda from Blue Creek Home. Some of you may have heard that I lost my blog over the weekend. Thankfully, I had started it at blogspot.com before I purchased the domain and changed it to .com. This allowed me to continue to access the blog at the blogspot address with all of the contents intact. The problem is that any links you guys have do not come to me now and most of my internal links are broken.
The man who bought my domain (fair and square, I might add) has set up house at my old blog address (bluecreekhome.com) For the first few days when you visited, you were redirected to GoDadddy. Today, he suddenly has six or seven posts - a new header - some talk about interior design and decorating, and google ads. Please if you go over, don't click on anything. I don't want this guy to make a cent from my friends!
Find me at bluecreekhome.blogspot.com for now and please change your link address to the new blogspot address if you have my button or follow me or saved me saved to favorites/bookmark.
This has taken the wind out of my sails. I am trying to decide if it's time for a break so that I can focus 100% on little Mason and family. I will keep y'all updated.
A few of my best blog friends have offered to post this on their blog for me and I appreciate you guys. Anyone else, please feel free to copy this and post it for me -I want to keep this man from getting my traffic!
And, a word of warning to those who may own their domains - don't let it expire!!! Domain squatters are waiting like vultures in the wings to buy it. One thing I WILL NOT DO is try to buy it back from him.
I sincerely appreciate each one of you,
Thanks for your help and I'll see you tomorrow night at The Open House party.