Tuesday, April 12, 2005


Ok. So I have gotten fed up with Blogger. I am going to move over to an independant deal. I will say more about this later but right now I must rage against the machine. I went and I bought my domain today. I typed in www.fidgetyknitting.com cause that is what I wanted. I am fidgetyknitting non? I verified it, I know you need to check those things and I DID. And then I get my email that www.fidgettyknitting.com has been registered. So I email with in 5 minutes of the purchase, saying HEY I typed in something else. I checked it, I'd like to have the right domain. They say essentially fuck off. You can buy another domain if you want but we won't fix that one that you typed in right and got all screwy afterwards. So besides bitching and being crabby as all fuck about this (and my seriously shitty work day today) what to do?? So chime in please. Do I: a. give up the ghost and dump the whole deal; b. change the spelling of the blog name and live with it; or c. pay up and get the right domain name instead of using that money to buy yarn or liquor, pay off third world debt (or grad school debt which I should pay attention to too!) or go to Cabo. FUCK I HATE THIS SHIT!


Blogger Lauren said...

Damn, I'm sorry to hear that. It depends how much it costs and how much you hate fidgetty. I think it's kinda cute.

6:57 PM  
Blogger claudia said...

If it will bother you, register the one you really want. Honestly, I would do it through your new host...my new host, www.addaction.net, charged me $14.95 for a year registration of my new domain.

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Sara said...

For 9 bucks, I'd go ahead and get the right spelling. GoDaddy has great prices and service.

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Pooh - what a drag. I would register the one you really want. I've always had good luck with dotster.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

I'd have to agree with get the one you want. If you don't you'll be pissed off every time you look at the name. But if you can't get service from that company I'd go with another.

10:38 PM  
Blogger Romy geissler said...

halloi had a similar problem, though i believe it was my fault, but i registered my blog as purldotknit, and so i was posting to it as well, then i happened to log on to it, and found a bunch of crazy mixed up posts etc...so i finally found out that i mixed up 2 different sites, and my rings were on one, posts on the other so now i had to start over with another sit url alltogether purlknit.blogspot.com. and i cannot seem to get my rings over as they say i've already applied!
good luck! i know i need it!

4:51 AM  
Blogger Snooze said...

You have my full attention and all my sympathy. I wasted more than FOUR WHOLE HOURS today attempting to post to my Blogger account. Not only that, but the new highspeed internet is blocking EVERYTHING that has ANYTHING to do with Google/Googlesyndication/assisted by Google/thought about by someone who has a brother-in-law who knows someone who used to work at Google.

I'm in the market for a new host too...researching it now...I just don't have the forty+ hours I'm sure it would take to get things straight in a new setting.

Do the right thing.


6:27 AM  
Anonymous Ann said...

Hey Tink - doncha know we'll find you, misspellings or not?

That is really annoying, tho. I hate dumb companies. I think it's really a function of how much liquor you're willing to sacrifice to get the right URL.

2:16 PM  

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