Last Friday, the 3rd November, I decided that I would not renew the ‘wordpress’ Premium account.
I’m not doing that much work on my site, and it’s certainly not worth paying the ludicrous sum of $A129.00 per annum for it, I doubt if anyone would waste money advertising here anyway. Furthermore that amount will buy me 3 bottles of Wild Turkey, which is more to my liking, was going to say taste, but I’ll leave the corn to Leslie the Colonialist.
Saturday morning my email had the following from ‘wordpress’ (notice I am no longer capitalizing the name) Here is a photo of this email:
I decided to go on-line for a chat with one of their “Happiness Engineers”! Have you ever heard of such a ridiculous title for a call centre rep?
Yes indeed, that’s what they are, “Happiness Engineers”; well let me tell you the bloke ‘I chatted’ to left me far from happy. and if you can be bothered to read the transcript of said conversation, you’ll see why! 👿
To say my blood was boiling, would not be an exaggeration. The temerity of these people.
It has been some years since I became LordBeariOfBow, or ElBoB, as those who are not couth, are wont to say, and for those who have no idea how I was elevated to the nobility, the following link will take you to an account of that historic day:
Now somehow I am not elBob, that is OWNED by wordpress, and if I don’t cough up $A129.00 by the 8th of December they will, if they can, SELL ME OFF!
Yet these parasites have never bought me, I HAVE PAID THEM! for 4 or 5 years. and they claim ownership of my name? I’m sure POTUS would approve!
If you care to go on-line to see how much it cost to register a ‘DomainName’. you’ll find this;
Getting a domain name involves registering the name you want with an organisation called ICANN through a domain name registrar. For example, if you choose a name like “example.com”, you will have to go to a registrar, pay a registration fee that costs around US$10 to US$35 for that name.
So the parasites wish to charge me $A129.00 for something that they have pirated/stolen from me, when the going price for a domain name is many , many dollars less.
I have arranged for Copyright on my name of LordBeariOfBow and I suggest that wordpress.com might be well advised NOT to try selling it. It belongs to me LordBeariOfBow