Here’s what happened to the old website. The company that used to host my website stopped paying for the domain without my knowledge. If you stop paying there’s a, I think 60 or 90 day period in which the domain cannot be registered again for safety reasons. Such as if Facebook were to shut down tomorrow, I couldn’t buy Facebook.com the day after and put malware or something bad on there and get a bunch of peoples computers infected. This would be completely fine if it weren’t for a certain kind of company that thrives on buying these domains as soon as they are on the market again. That’s what happened to me. I was about to register my domain again and it was already bought. That’s why it is now covered in suspicious ads and other terrible things.
These companies keep track on how many visitors a site generates and buys them to generate money from unsuspecting visitors. The only thing I could do was to register a different domain name in the hopes that they one day let the domain go, which is not very probable. I’ve tried contacting them and even offered to buy it from them but I haven’t gotten a reply and I don’t think I will. I have also emailed the company that handles the registration of the domain and reported it as abuse.
All I can do now is wait and see what happens, hopefully I’ll get the old .com back but until then, this will have to do. I’m just happy to have it back up, and looking better than ever! 🙂