thanks to my ego, i quickly found out i had lost something dear to me.
while twittering with old bandmate and fellow designer, justin peterson, i found out that dannmatthews.com was gone.
it has been purchased by a domain squatter, who buys up hundreds of derelict domains to then sell them back at ridiculous markups to the poor schmos who lost them. call me mr. schmo. i hadn't kept up with the yearly charge by sheer ignorance and a previously unused broken email account as my lifeline to godaddy.
so, i almost hesitated (almost) calling the new owner of dannmatthews.com a squatter, as i have asked him/her/satan how much they would like to buy it back. but something tells me i'm 100% correct in my prejudice.
so, i just purchased danndesigns.com, and after i await the pending server re-point, i'll have a new home.
at least it's not a bad domain, it's just not as great as being able to own my own name :/