Where has Technitribe been for the last 2 years? The short answer: in domain limbo.
.cx is a Christmas Islands top-level domain (TLD). I did not have the domain set to auto-renew because I was trying to get away from my old registrar. At the time it was expiring I didn’t have the cash on hand to renew it. I will admit, I did not read all the Term & Conditions for the
.cx TLD before registering. I guess I really screwed the pooch there.
It turns out that if you have a
.cxdomain, and it expires, then you have a problem. They will effectively hold it hostage for a period of 4 months. During this time you have the “option” to restore the domain, but at the cost of $400.00 USD. Like I said, I was not very cash flush at the time.
Shortly after the domain expired I moved across the country. While getting set up in my new location the domain left the restoration period and was open to general registration again. As is typical, a reseller had squatted the
lnx.cx domain and bought it as soon as it became available. I resigned myself to my fate, I would have to let it go for a while.
The blog is now back! A few weeks ago I finally had the cash necessary to register it from a new registrar who isn’t evil (Netim). We have a new SSL Certificate issued by Let’s Encrypt, no more untrusted RapidSSL security alerts in your browser. And, as an aside, the setup for installing this new certificate was incredibly easy. I am genuinely surprised at how smooth it was using the certbot tool.
I need to start writing more blog posts! I might shift the focus of the blog from being so Tech focused and open it up to capture some of my other interests, too. Such as woodworking. I really enjoy making and restoring furniture. I should write some blog posts about that.