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Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« on: January 23, 2014, 06:29:39 pm »
Shortly after we set up this site, someone bought the domain furryteens.com.  For a very long time, they had a porn site there, which eventually went out of business (probably because we cornered the market on all relevant searches years ago), and they let the domain expire.

Since then, I've been sniped/outbid on it at auction almost every year; squatters will snatch it from my bidding attempts at the last second, try to sell it for an exhorbitant sum of money, fail to sell it at all (again, the domain has zero value or marketing potential to anyone except us), let it expire, and repeat the process when it goes up for auction again.

This year, I grew very tired of this game, and struck a deal with a domain squatter.  I loathe them and their business model, and I certainly don't want to legitimize it, but we struck a deal that made it worthwhile to me to throw money at the problem.

So, after nearly a decade of having to fight against various internet scum encroaching on our good name, we finally control all three primary domains.

The primary domain for this site will still be furryteens.org, but if you accidently go to furryteens.com, it will still reach us.  It may take up to 2-3 days for the changes to reach your computer, depending on your ISP.
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Re: Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2014, 06:34:26 pm »
Yes!!!! Yahoooo!!
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Re: Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 06:35:36 pm »
Oh, well, that sounds like good news :3 It's good to know that someone who accidentally says ".com" won't be directed to a porn site  :lol-fox:
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Re: Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 06:46:08 pm »
Oh, well, that sounds like good news :3 It's good to know that someone who accidentally says ".com" won't be directed to a porn site  :lol-fox:

Especially considering how many people have done exactly that over the years.  Ugh.  For awhile, I felt like a broken record, because every month or two, some thread would pop up saying "So, uh, I was trying to get to this site, and mistyped..."
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Re: Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 07:43:05 pm »
Everyone thank Natasha for dealing with this whole thing  :lion:
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Re: Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 09:08:42 pm »
hmmm mabe this litle change will let me get on this website at school now. i really hate that they blocked it. i really hate that you had to do that for the name, but at least its ours now :3
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Re: Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 09:30:17 pm »
Thanks Natasha! I've only ever accidentally gone to the "other" FT once, but at least I won't have to worry about doing it a second time.

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Re: Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2014, 10:30:31 pm »
This is very great! :3
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Re: Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2014, 10:46:22 pm »
Woooo!!! Control!
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Re: Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2014, 11:32:38 pm »
WooHoo! Great job Natasha and thanks for your hard work !
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Re: Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2014, 06:08:49 am »
Thank you Natasha! That solves a whole lot of problems for people who check this in public and accidentally typo it. Sorry you had to deal with the squatters, though. That sounds like a hassle.
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Re: Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2014, 01:31:37 pm »
Excellent news, thank you Natasha. Sorry it had to be such a hassle for a long time, but it's all in the past now.
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Re: Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2014, 04:10:26 pm »
Oh, well, that sounds like good news :3 It's good to know that someone who accidentally says ".com" won't be directed to a porn site  :lol-fox:
That's.....happened to me before...
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Re: Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2014, 09:12:16 pm »
We must inform DAS KITTEH! He would undoutedly be the (second?) happiest of all to hear this if this place means anything to him anymore.

And a cookie for incredible news, too, Natasha.



Edit:

As we've been asked:

DAS KITTEH is Daniel A. Skirtandzy, who holds the Research Lawyer award for his work on this problem in the past. (He seems to have parted ways; He just came to mind when it came up.)
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Re: Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2014, 09:30:30 pm »
Woo! Thank you, Natasha!

I still remember the scare I received when I was new here and accidentally typed .com *shudders*

But now that's in the past!
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Re: Furryteens.com Is Now Owned By Us, Fear It No More!
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2014, 10:48:11 am »
What other domains can we take over next ....

Perhaps GOOGLE?