Aug 16 2008
The Poetry Chaikhana web site — including the forum and blog — were down for much of Friday, Aug. 15.
What happened is that, in the middle of the night, the poetry-chaikhana.com domain name “deactivated.” I just found out that Network Solutions, the agency that regulates that, didn’t automatically renew the domain name, as they were supposed to. No domain name = no web site.
One person suggested to me that Network Solutions should be careful not to mess with “thousands of vicious pen-wielding poets in Quonset tea houses… ready to write them into eternal oblivion.” I guess they got the message. With the help of my very helpful Internet service provider, we got them to fix the problem within a few hours. (And it only took wielding a phone and email, not a barbed pen.)
So — the Poetry Chaikhana is back!