Warning About Letting Domain Names Lapse and Archive.org

I foolishly let the fairtunes.com domain name lapse some years ago. Oddly I get about a request a month about Fairtunes and I was going to point someone to Archive.org to check out what used to be only to find that the domain name squatter that bought fairtunes.com is blocking archive.org in the robots.txt file!

We’re sorry, access to http://fairtunes.com has been blocked by the site owner via robots.txt.

I’m broken hearted since I didn’t have the foresight to save any screenshots of Fairtunes before it disappeared from the Internet :(.

Coincidentally the current domain name owner has offices just down the street from where I live. I sent them in email about re-purchasing the domain but I’m sure they’ll want thousands to make up for their lost revenue. Oh well.

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One Response to Warning About Letting Domain Names Lapse and Archive.org

  1. jn says:

    i guess they are making between $5 and $20 per day off of your expired traffic, perhaps alot more (based on pagerank of 6). do not let names expire.

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