[78-L] The list is back online after a major screw-up at my end
dwsanderson685 at roadrunner.com.invalid
Wed Mar 4 07:11:10 PST 2015
On 3/4/2015 9:33 AM, Ron L'Herault wrote:
> Yipes! That could have been a disaster. Glad all is well now.
> Ron L
> On Feb. 26th the list went down due to the domain registration expiring. I
> never received any expiration notice from the registrar, and wasn't paying
> attention. Its all fixed now, and I apologize for the interruption.
> Ron Fial. 78-L List Manager
Don't ever let that happen.
My provider let my registration expire without noticing it, at which
point some anonymous Chinese hijacker grabbed the registration and held
it for ransom. Rather than try to deal with him, they registered a new
domain with the ".me" extension, same name. OK, but a nuisance.
We need to assume that everything we do is subject to scrutiny, and that
if we make mistakes like missing domain registration, someone is waiting
to jump. I don't use a cell phone and don't mess with social networks
because of vulnerability. I forgot myself sufficiently to join Facebook
while back, and it took me two weeks to get rid of the spammers.
Caveat emptor; caveat omnes, though the Romans had no semicolons.
East Waterford Maine
dwsanderson685 at roadrunner.com
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