The gist: my personal website has moved–to waltcrawford.name.
If you’re a traditionalist, http://waltcrawford.com will work (and if you’re really a traditionalist, so will www.waltcrawford.com).
If you’re wondering, waltcrawford.name is hosted by the same fine host as WebJunction and a whole bunch of other library-type sites, including this weblog: lishost.org.
“Losing it”? Well, the walt.crawford.home.att.net site now consists of a note that my website has moved and a link to the new page. Right now, I’m paying att.worldnet $19.95/month to keep that page up (since I’ve moved on to SBC Yahoo! DSL, and that account includes dialup if I need it). I won’t pay that for very long–two or three months at the outside.
Which means my primo ranking in web search engines is likely to be useless for a while. It will be interesting to see how long it takes for the new site to reach the first page of results…
Jim Croce? Well, I first registered waltcrawford.com. When I told my wife about it and about the newish “.name” domainspace, she thought I really should use waltcrawford.name as a domain–after all, until/unless I offer some items for sale, it’s not commercial, but it’s based on my name.
So, thanks to 1and1.com (the registrar I used: I could not get godaddy.com’s order form to stop asking for nonexistant mandatory form elements–and 1and1.com is cheaper, at $5.99/year), “I got a name.”
If you’re wondering, there’s nothing new on the new site–but I’ve moved over almost all of the old junk, dated as it may be.
Update: I really do need to thank Blake Carver for easing the transition to LIShost. I’m still a novice at all this DNS and SSH and similar stuff…and having a web editor/FTP client that shows nicely abbreviated forms of Unix directories doesn’t help a lot.