At some point in the next 24 hours I may lose my name.
Very sad. I know. I'm devastated.
Actually, what's going on is that I had all of my domain names registered with a company called RegisterFly.com (I'm not even hyperlinking 'cause it's just not worth it), one of those was robsuarez.com.
When it came time to renew the domain in December, I paid the renewal and it went into a "renewal queue". It has been stuck there ever since. On top of that, they charged my card for the renewal and switched the domain to point to some generic parked page. Yep, robsuarez.com was hijacked by the very company that I had it registered with!
I've had this domain registered for over four years, and it was all set up as my "author" website. I had a spiffy new Wordpress blog on there, and my podcast novels were going to be marketed from there. Now, it's not the end of the world because, let's face it... nobody knew that it existed. Also, I've now registered (with Go Daddy ) www.robsuarez.net and www.robsuarez.org, but it just isn't the same as my original .com address. Geeky sentimentality, I know.