Crescat Sententia Stolen, Reborn
Will Baude emails that the group blog he heads, Crescat Sententia, has moved to a new URL (linked). Why?
Last month, without my knowledge or consent, crescatsententia.org was purchased by a Search Engine Optimization firm, which makes money by buying up popular sites (especially those with high Google pageranks) and then selling links to websites looking to boost their search terms. The new purchaser offered to sell back the blog for several thousand dollars– more than I can afford– so we have moved shop. This means that I can’t post an announcement on the old blog about the move, so we are reliant upon word of mouth to tell our readers what has become of us.
I’m not sure how or why his old domain was available for sale–generally, the company that registers your domain will notify you well before it’s time to renew–but it’s a shame. My old blogspot domain got hijacked, which is annoying, but it at least happened well after this URL was established.
Please update your bookmarks accordingly.