Sep 23, 2013, 12:12 PM
Several years ago, our primary registrar silently broke our operating agreement, and began grossly overcharging us.
It resulted in a situation where they even were billing a cancelled credit card.
They then retaliated by HIJACKING our ENTIRE account, even names we had sold to other people years before!!
They then sold off our primary asset POSTCARDS.COM while it was registered to us.
This was a 7-figure theft, and gutted our monthly and annual overhead coverage. We had had this steady income in form or another for over a decade. It was gone over night.
We have had no luck trying to find a lawyer, and get our property back, and it's been about 2 years. We discovered the theft of POSTCARDS.COM in December, so it's not quite two years on that. Most lawyers don't even understand what a domain name is, much less how a registrar simply stole them by the back door!
No one at UCANN or NSI or any regulatory agency would help -- what is a regulatory agency that doesn't regulate!!!
This registrar caused us literally incalculable damage.
Anyway, on top of that, our building got sold to a new landlord who was not upfront and honest about it, and who did everything possible to hinder our exit. He even told people not to help us move out, which is not legal. We had no ventilation (heat or Air) since april, and with all the small items, and collectibles, and fragile minerals, we could not get people to work in those extremes of heat/cold. It took months longer than we anticipated.
We did get a building in New Kensington, a VERY large building. The rent is much less than our old mortgage, and we own it, so if we have a land lord issue, I can deal with myself ;)
We are almost moved in enough to open, and after nearly a year of moving, and being closed, we have our stuff out of storage, and ready to put out in the new shop.
WE HOPE TO BE OPEN BY NEXT WEEK!!! TUESDAY 9/30!!!
PUGDOG's Rock and Bead Shop
933 Fifth Avenue
New Kensington, PA 15068
*FREE* parking everywhere!! only a few minutes from the turnpike and 28. Easy access from almost anywhere.
It's an easy drop-down and reconnect from I-80 if you are going past.
Our hours are yet to be fully determined, but we are there most days tues-saturday from 2pm-8pm. Sometimes later.
Sundays is random, and Mondays we had usually been closed.
We will see how things go what our hours will be.
PUGDOG's Rock & Bead Shop
Pittsburgh, PA 15217