Saturday, April 07, 2007

A&O Gets Served A Piece Of Humble Pie By "The Internet"

A big helping of 'thank you' to the many folks who have written to let me know that our old website ( and all of the email addresses associated with it are KAPUT.

Sadly, I must confess: we know. (sigh) And, it involves a long story and a great lesson on how naive we were in 1995 when we first set up the original domain.

Just a few weeks ago, on a Friday evening, it became obvious that our site registration had expired quite suddenly and in spite of frantic efforts to salvage it through Network Solutions, our trusty webmaster and our current web provider, the protections built into the system which are designed to prevent someone maliciously stealing your internet address were going to mean that we have to wait 90 days to gain access to the web addresses we have been using for more than eleven years.

The lesson we learned: be sure YOU own your domain name and not a middle man/reseller.

Due to our ignorance when we created in 1995, we allowed the first web designer we hired back then to register the domain for us. He went out of business several years ago, leaving no trace of his whereabouts.

Under construction now: It's not quite ready for viewing and emailing to or, but it will be very soon.

We'll let you know as soon as we have something to "show."

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