Thursday, May 20, 2010

To Internet Hell And Back

I've been to internet HELL and back over the past week. To make a long story short, it all started when I went to renew my domain name, It was ten days before it was due to expire. Turns out my domain registrar went out of business. They were resellers, so I had to go to the main registrar to find my data. With the high rate of scamming and manipulation on the web, beware, of even the big guys. I was slammed in the beginning by the company, did meet with some cooperation mid stream, but then ended up short changed in the end. Thank God for my wonderful technical support staff at ViaVerio Web Hosting !! One by one, hour by hour, Jason, Tim, Oscar, Dave, and James all got me through this. Thanks so much guys! I still have some work to do, but now there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel!

Today's InspirationEveryday quote:

"To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist." ~ Gail Sheehy

On a brighter note, I became an exclusive photographer with iStockPhoto yesterday. Now I have a bronze film canister and a gold crown by my name. It looks so much better than that old grey thing. I didn't have a photo of me in a crown, so here's the next best thing. It's a shot of me taken by Robert Genn , the Author of "The Painter's Keys" in September of 2005 aboard the cruise ship "Coral Princess" in Alaska.


  1. Sorry to read about your trials and tribulations with your domain name but you're so lucky to have great support.

    Congratulations on becoming an exclusive photographer with iStockPhoto. What a huge deal that is with an even larger website.

    How cool are you to have your photo taken by THE Robert Genn. You know people in high places!

  2. Thanks Sheila!~ My other four domain names transfered over to my Verio acct. OK, so I am happy about that. I'm not renewing, but with the help of ViaVerio tech. support, I set up that site as a sub site on It's cool what you can do if you are just shown the way.

    Thanks for the congrats and all your welcome comments. Always, SSSandy


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