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29 November 2012 @ 09:06 pm
 
The auction for the mizkit.com domain has about 8 hours left and is getting more expensive. There is shit I should have been doing to try to deal with it, and I just don't have the spoons, so I guess I just get to wake up tomorrow to find out whether the domain I've had for over a decade is going to be some asshole's click farm ad site.

That was not what I was going to post about, but it's what came up first. Maybe I shouldn't bring anything else down by posting it along with this. :(

eta: heh. should've anticipated that, probably. first comment was "can i help in some way?" because you guys are flat out awesome. let me bring my response up as an addition to the post, then...

drivingblind is watching the auction for me, but I'm reluctant to even say publicly what my current top bid is, for totally irrational fear of some stupid hawk watching this account to see if I comment on it. Um, if you're on Twitter, you could tell Fred Hicks how much you'd be willing to add on to the current high bid, if you wanted. I would appreciate the help on a just-in-case basis, and...I don't know, if people want to help in some way I'll write them a short story or something whether it's necessary to dip in to their offers or not...
 
 
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TuftEars: Questioningtuftears on November 29th, 2012 09:10 pm (UTC)
Want help?
kitmizkit on November 29th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
With what? (God, I hate this having to screen comments thing, but I don't know if $*!# LJ's spam attack has broken...)
TuftEarstuftears on November 29th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
With the auction and keeping an eye on it/upping the bid if needed.
kitmizkit on November 29th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
Oh. Heh. drivingblind is watching it for me, but I'm reluctant to even say publicly what my current top bid is, for totally irrational fear of some stupid hawk watching this account to see if I comment on it. Um, if you're on Twitter, you could tell Fred Hicks how much you'd be willing to add on to the current high bid, if you wanted. I would appreciate the help on a just-in-case basis, and...I don't know, if people want to help in some way I'll write them a short story or something whether it's necessary to dip in to their offers or not...
TuftEars: Wynxtuftears on November 29th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'll do that! Hopefully they won't need the help, but y'never know.
kitmizkit on November 29th, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Ellen Millionellenmillion on November 29th, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
I jumped on that bandwagon, too.
R. Stuartwood_dragon on November 29th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
Me as well. Can't add a lot but hopefully it will help if needed.
Kari Sperringla_marquise_de_ on November 30th, 2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
And me.
Bryantbryant on November 30th, 2012 03:31 am (UTC)
Re my earlier message -- I am coordinating w/Fred.
Lauratavella on November 29th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
Eep, what happened? Renewal notice went to the spam folder or something?
kitmizkit on November 29th, 2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
it's a long story and i do not have the heart to explain it. it can be summarized by "stupid, stupid fuckery"
Geek of Weird Shit: vengeancegows on November 30th, 2012 04:33 am (UTC)
Whaaaa? Oh dear. :(
pgwfolcpgwfolc on December 1st, 2012 06:27 am (UTC)
Oops. Saw this too late to be of use. Sorry. How'd things go?
kitmizkit on December 1st, 2012 09:54 am (UTC)
It's gone to a second auction. I don't understand but it's infuriating. It closes on the 3rd.
pgwfolcpgwfolc on December 1st, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
Wha-huh? I don't understand this at all. How can they even do this when it's your established brand?

Anyway, should I still contact Fred to say I'm willing to chip in a bit?

(Also, why am I having to solve a CAPTCHA to comment here even though I'm logged in? You been getting that much spam?)
kitmizkit on December 1st, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
It's a long fucking story that I have no heart to tell. And if you want to contact Fred on Twitter, go for it. He's keeping an eye on it there.

And yes, I am getting that much spam. Sorry.
pgwfolcpgwfolc on December 1st, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, too. This stuff sucks. It's not how karma is supposed to work. Karma, you're on notice. I'll contact Fred. Good luck.
ruford42 on December 3rd, 2012 03:47 am (UTC)
Long shot here...but did you wouldn't have ever filed a trademark on MizKit by chance?
kitmizkit on December 4th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
I haven't, but I'm seriously thinking about it now. My emotional attachment to mizkit is...profound.