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« on: March 24, 2009, 10:11:34 AM »
When I set up the forum last year I tried to buy .com as well as I was advised this was a prudent step to take but it was already taken. So Yvonne's post about someone offering it to them via spam pricked my ears up when I was at Thelma's last week.
I tried to buy it, signed up and paid and then had to wait 36 hours for confirmation.......alas someone beat me to it.

I then get an email to say I could buy the domain name for $99 so off I go to buy it again, alas someone beat me to it again.

Then I get another email saying I can buy the name, but this time for $49 so off I go to buy it again, and this time I get it so I'm now the proud owner of .com.

The plan is to just redirect to the existing site although I think we may get more hits from abroad and especially America with a .com domain tag
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Re: www.balloonchat.com
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 10:12:59 AM »
congrats Graham on your .com purchase.

see you later!!
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Re: www.balloonchat.com
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 10:19:57 AM »
Not sure what is happening but at the moment there looks like some very odd stuff on the .com when you put in balloon chat.
I did put a link up to it in the above post but edited it out as some of the content on there at the moment is how shall we say, adult in nature :o
Will have to investigate, perhaps I've not bought it?
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Re: www.balloonchat.com
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 10:44:46 AM »
Well there is nothing of an adult nature on there now however it is advertising your competitor so if you do own it I would get a holding page up quickly  ;)

Hopefully, this will mean I will stop getting emails telling me I own balloonchat.co.uk now but somehow I doubt it  ;)

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Re: www.balloonchat.com
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 11:01:26 AM »
Just checked on Whois.net and you are listed as the registered owner of Balloonchat.com  :D

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Re: www.balloonchat.com
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 12:48:59 PM »
I thought that was funny that when you went to http://www.balloonchat.com it brought up my so called competitors :lol:
Anyway, have now redirected it to the .co.uk site now.
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Re: www.balloonchat.com
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2009, 12:59:59 PM »
Hi Graham.

I have found, if you type in www,balloonchat.com it directs you to www.balloonchat.co.uk. But if you just type in balloonchat.com it directs you to a different site. I dont normally type the www any more, so if that is the case for other people then they are gunna have the same problem.

Don't know what you can do, but thought i'd bring it to you attention.

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Re: www.balloonchat.com
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009, 01:30:14 PM »
Graham, same thing happened with me as happened with m.adie

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Re: www.balloonchat.com
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2009, 01:37:53 PM »
Just off to Leeds now so will look into that upon my return.
I never knew that you didn't have to put in the www and it would still work
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Re: www.balloonchat.com
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2009, 01:28:05 AM »
And did you know it takes longer to say www than it does to say world wide web.



I bet you have just said it to yourself again haven't you. Maybe twice. Ha ha.

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Re: www.balloonchat.com
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2009, 03:25:57 PM »
concentrate on your 'funny' jokes Adie if you have any lol :D
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« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2009, 03:33:59 PM »
Have passed this problem over to the people that sold me the name as no one seems sure why this is happening,
another mystery of life?
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2009, 09:40:25 AM »
I do believe it's now sorted, when I punch in balloonchat.com it redirects to the forum and not the competitors site.
I did think that was funny  :D  but needed to sort it out.
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