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I'm such an idiot.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by pooinmyloo, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. pooinmyloo

    pooinmyloo Regular Member

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    I've been searching for the last 45 minutes for a domain name for a project I've been thinking of working on for quite a while now but not got round to putting anything into action. The ideal name and the one I searched for first was taken, so I spent the next 40 minutes looking for any other relevant available names, using hyphens and other terms around the name but nothing. Nothing but crappy .biz and .cc.

    Anyway, before giving up on the idea I decided to go back to the ideal name I searched for first and do a whois and try and find out who owned it, as it was parked by godaddy so not being used for a site just yet. I thought maybe I could find this guys details and make him an offer for the domain.

    I did find his details, and it was me!! Turns out I bought this domain 6 months ago when I first started to consider the project. :smashfrea

    I really need to get rid of some of these domain names or at least do something with them.
     
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  2. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    once I was doing a site and setting disallow in the robots file.

    I made a disallow statement with a slash, but got interrupted and failed to put the folder I wanted disallowed before I saved the file. Needless to say the traffic disappeared. I thought I had gotten some manual penalty, so I asked for a reconsideration from gogole, which did nothing. I finally figured it out about a month later, but that moment of distraction caused the site to get deindexed and I was pissed. Even more so after I found out that I did it to myself.

    I got the site re-indexed, but lost the domian age.

    The devil is in the details.
     
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  3. pooinmyloo

    pooinmyloo Regular Member

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    Oof, that's harsh. Just shows what just a little mindfart can do.
     
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    Techxan Elite Member

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    Taught me a lesson, every time I save a robots file, I go back in and look at what I did. Hard lesson, but I earned it and learned it.

     
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    Autumn Elite Member

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    I'm curious, are you inviting me to defecate in your toilet? Or are you referring to your own activities?
     
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    Well, the good thing is that u own the domain!
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    Depending on how many domains you manage, you might want to look into a domain administration software. I use "watch my domains". It has LOTS of functions, plus it lets me track everything I have registered, export lists, set alerts, etc. This is a must if you have lots of domains registered or if you don't want to lose track of them.
     
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  8. pooinmyloo

    pooinmyloo Regular Member

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    You know what, it took me a long time to work out what the hell you were going on about. I thought you may have commented on the wrong thread until I remembered my username. It's been a long day.

    But either. if you're ever in the area feel free to pop round and pooinmyloo.
     
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    hahahaha indeed!
     
  10. yoyo33

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    Yes you are an idiot :)
    Ahh, feel so good to say this!

    Now, real stuff: I use vue to manage my domains. It's so simple that first time you may run away... but in a few days you'll understand what they are doing since 2006... so please try it, software it's free, wisdom is not for sale
    https://vue.tufts.edu/download/index.cfm

    Accepting mistakes is a great thing :)