I received notice today that one of us whos name shall remain nameless just got scammed by Domain Registry of America. They are sending out notices to websites that need to be renewed soon asking for $30, three times the price we’re paying.
DON”T GET SCAMMED! There are over 100,000 posts on google about this scam. See: http://trinaallen.wordpress.com/2008/04/11/domain-registry-of-america-scam/
Federal Trade Commission: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2003/12/domainreg.shtm
What you should do:
A. Throw away the letter if you received it
B. Request your $ back if you already paid
C. If you want to move away from us you can transfer your website to your city’s hosting service for free and pay bluehost or another vendor the $10 a year for the domain registration. You can transfer your account at any time without charge if you are going to your city’s site. There’s never a good reason to get scammed.
Take a look at what your colleagues are up to! Click on any image to get started, and then the “Next” link below that image to see what’s next. (Really, this is just because Shelly just discovered a great new plugin for displaying images that she thinks you folks will like!)
Update: I found another cool feature of this plugin – the NextGen Gallery by Alex Rabe – Scroll down to see the Polaroids! Double click on any pic there to get started.
If you’ve looked around the site a bit, what practical tips can you give us? Things to make the sites even better? Keep in mind we all have day jobs and have not been accused of being geeky. Except for maybe Shelly.
Small libraries frequently face quite a challenge when it comes to getting their library represented on the Web. Lack of technical skills (and the time to develop them!), lack of funds, and lack of certainty of how to begin are common barriers for many librarians trying to create a web presence for their libraries and their community. In 2007, the Utah State Library teamed up with BCR in an attempt to find a sustainable solution to this problem for the state’s many small libraries. Join us to discuss our approach to this common dilemma, to take a peek at some of the websites that came out of the project, and to hear from some of the librarians involved.
Come and hear Colleen Eggett of the Utah State Library, Shelly Drumm of BCR, and Public Library directors in Utah discuss this project. Location: Hilton Hotel in Salt Lake City UT, Lower Level Salon 1. See more about the conference: http://www.ula.org/conference/2008conf/index.php