One thing about this month, it's been educational. I'm learning about scanning internet domains, WordPress and several other things and I'm learning it the hard way.
The latest volley of folly concerns registering domains and setting up web pages and blogs. It's been a long, hard slog.
Right now I'm trying to deal with three domains I originally registered with JumpDomain. If you've never heard of JumpDomain consider yourself lucky. It was a shoestring operation in the midwest that outgrew its one-man operating style about 10 years ago. They kept adding customers but they didn't grow their staff. As a result their support and management operations were abysmal. You could never get emails returned -- and I mean never! -- and they never answered their phone. As long as you didn't need to contact them they were okay service-wise, but Jeez Louise! If you needed to talk to someone you were out of luck.
Due to a peculiarity in their billing system, I couldn't use their regular procedure to transfer these domains. I needed to talk to someone but of course I never could.
Since the domains were merely parked I didn't worry about it too much. The only domain I really cared about was thekeep.com because it was intended as my web site for my fiction.
Then JumpDomain went out of business in early 2010. Now there was a whole new complication in trying to get those domains back to host on GoDaddy, my current preferred ISP.
It turns out that JumpDomain was reselling domains from a company call Enom, which still existed. The domains had reverted to them and so I got to start the process over again. So I emailed Enom to try to get something going. At least I got a prompt response from them. So we'll see.
This is on top of stuff with scanning, WordPress, and getting various domains set up to my satisfaction. Very educational, but not soothing.