Hi all -- just want to let you know about a rotten thing that happened to my band, Mango fan Django.
Don't let it happen to you!
We let our domain name "Mangofandjango.com" expire (long story...) and some slugs took control of it. They're using it in a "park" mode for advertisements. Of course, what they'd like is for us to pay some outrageous money to get the name back. Ironically, the website they are parking the name at is picking up "Django" related names from the local Colorado area so if you type in our domain name in the Colorado area you get links to other Colorado Gypsy Jazz bands. I know the fellas in these bands and they're good folks--they have nothing to do with what happened. But this whole thing goes to show how low the slugs who took our domain name are, using it in ways to add insult to injury. We were getting a lot of hits on our pages and feel bad for the people who are trying to find/contact us.
The point of my rambling: Don't let slugs like these get to you. Keep your domain name current.
We're changing our's to "mangofandjango.net" and have a "watch-out" going for the "mangofandjango.com". If it comes free, I should get it back.
It's not the end of the world, but it sucks people will screw with you like this. Some people will do anything to make a buck...