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Postby nestor » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:51 pm

I have seen several references to GreekGeek, but it seems that the site has become a commercial enterprise. Is there a new site? Or am I just totally ignorant about how to use the current GreekGeek?
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Re: GreekGeek.org

Postby helios » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:53 pm

I believe a user here, Paul, is the owner/creator of the site. Perhaps you could PM him and ask him what's up. (I hope I have the username right.)
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Re: GreekGeek.org

Postby SeanL » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:17 pm

I can tell you what happened. This sort of thing is fairly common on the web with sites owned by individuals. The previous holder of the domain name let it lapse, whether intentionally or not. Then some company or person snapped up "GreekGeek.org" cheap, and threw up a quicky site with lots of links for you to click on in the hopes of making a little money off you before you figure out that the site is now worthless. My advice, when you run across something like this, is to click on nothing; it only encourages them.
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Re: GreekGeek.org

Postby Lex » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:51 pm

In response to SeanL's post: The current owner is mainly hoping that somebody (possibly the original owner) will buy the domain name from him. Such people are called "squatters"; they're like the ticket scalpers of the Internet.
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Re: GreekGeek.org

Postby nestor » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:44 pm

Thank you for your answer.
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Re: GreekGeek.org

Postby Jeff Tirey » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:40 am

it's sad when this sort of thing happens.

Was this Paul's site with the tag line about Mycanean TV? I loved that!!!

Most often expired domains are purchased automatically by software and the new owner will buy the domain not just trying to sell it back but they'll buy it for its backlinks and its traffic. Best thing to do is to not visit and to remove any links if you've linked to it.
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Re: GreekGeek.org

Postby Adelheid » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:08 pm

But the domain is not expired at all! Just try whois for greekgeek.org (Expiration Date: 03-Jan-2012). It is still in Pauls name. I remember the same thing happened a few years back, 2005, so long time ago. But it was fixed then, so it should be possible to fix it now. Ofcourse the question is: did Paul himself notice this is going on?
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Re: GreekGeek.org

Postby edonnelly » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:50 pm

and when was the last time anyone heard from Paul? It's been well over a year since he's posted. For the time being, anyone needing to access to stuff from greekgeek can at least get it from the google cache:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... clnk&gl=us

Not sure how long that stuff sticks around. Paul, I hope you are ok.
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Re: GreekGeek.org

Postby Adelheid » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:13 pm

Yup, I was thinking that Paul perhaps is not spending much time on Greekgeek.org anymore.
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