of the biggest questions we're asked is:
the stupid dash between Lantern & Media in the website name?
was originally LanternMedia.com (no dash) until a series of events
that involved an unscrupulous company, a hapless webhosting company,
and a domain name registrar caused us to lose the original name.In
a nutshell, when we started Lantern Media, we went to the webhoster
to register the domain name for a year. They registered the name
with a non-standard name-server which eventually went out of
business. The webhoster also had its share of problems being
bought out by someone else.
year came and went, and we at the Lantern figured we'd be reminded
by "someone" when it was time to renew. But, due to the
changes in the webhoster and name registrar, our info got lost
in the shuffle and we were never reminded...
day it expired, a domain name pirates got a hold of it and tried
to demand money from us to get it back. We complained to the webhoster
and the domain name registrar and were told "Sorry but theres
nothing that can be done"..
werent going to pay a ransom to get our name back, so we had to
change the name to something similar.
And thats why theres a dash...
be like Lantern Media...
Make sure you know when your
domain name expires - It's nobodies responsibility but your