The NIC changed the mail-to addresses on the
new domain name over the weekend. End of the line for Oznic. There
was one less bozo on this bus.
The server was set up. The domain name was back
under the client's control. It was time to rock. Thursday afternoon
we put through the name server change with the NIC. It was farewell,
aufweidersen, goodbye for Mr. Hotshot Designer and his host-U-4-life
scam. The air was smelling sweeter all the time.
In 72 hours I figured most of the major search
engines would be resolving the DN to our San Jose server. We fired
the new URLs into the search engines' submission pages. This would
take a while. I went out for a herb-infused pizza, wondering where
the hell tomato and cheese had gone.
When I got back and checked the server logs the
search engine 'bots were going crazy. Five thousand pages of clean
HTML must have looked like a pig roast in paradise. I could smell
the long green. The client had been dreaming about becoming a
pure Internet play. With this kind of action it could be sayonara
With one bozo gone and the other flying out the
bus's back door, I was looking at Hazel in a whole new way. An
open source shopping cart could replace this tootsie roll pretty
quick. When the time was right, we'd put Hazel on the first Greyhound
back to Rochester.
But I'd let the client's
bank balance fatten first....