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F’d in Park Slope is back to her annoying old tricks

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Park Slope’s most-acerbic blog made a gloriously snarky return this week, days after it was hijacked and turned into a pornography site.

The founder of F—ked in Park Slope — the self-proclaimed “know-it-all, annoying blog about the insufferable people here” — bought back her domain name, which she temporarily lost after its lease expired last week and was snagged by a smut site.

Blogger Erica Reitman celebrated her return in the only way she knew how:

“FIPS IS BACK, MOTHERF—KERZ!” she wrote on the blog, a post that recounted the crazy days leading up to the porn debacle. “If you happened to reach this site because you were looking for Free Porn, Free Sex Stories or Gay Porn Videos, I’m sorry to say that this url has been re-re-directed back. … Sorry to disappoint!”

It was a happy (well, sort of) ending to a 36-hour saga into the intricacies of web addresses and domain leasing. Reitman lost her site to “domain squatters,” who troll the Internet for websites with interesting names (in other words, porn) that have just become available because the owners have been late to renew them.

When Reitman didn’t renew in time, her website was swiped — and her life finally lived up to the name of the blog.

“We’ve never been so F’d people,” Reitman wrote on her Twitter site, which she set up after her site went down.

F—ked in Park Slope may not be so f—ked anymore, but other domains haven’t been so lucky. Last year, developer Joe Sitt’s website, thefutureofconeyisland.com, was hijacked and redirected to the indispensible Belgium-based porn site, sexeporno1.com.

And the greatest example of cyber squatting was two years ago, when former President George W. Bush’s archives website, georgewbushlibrary.com, expired, and a group of domain squatters bought it for $10 — then sold it back to the Bushies for $35,000.

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Mary from PS says:
I read their posting and the error appeared to be with the company that FIPS registered their domain with. They said so right on the posting that you QUOTE from. I realize you're not the NT Times but c'mon!
Nov. 1, 2010, 4:53 pm
Not Goish from Prospect Heights says:
Sure beats "Only The Blog Knows Boring"!!!!!!
Nov. 1, 2010, 6:29 pm
lechacal from park slope says:
Andy Campbell, you neutered little man, FIPS rocks way harder than all of the written turds you have squeezed onto the Brooklyn Paper.

So glad FIPS is back. It's kind of hard for me to surf porn at work.

In conclusion: Suck it, Andy. FIPS kicks your ass.
Nov. 1, 2010, 6:46 pm
dg from Boerum Hill says:
um beyond the obvious questions surrounding covering this in the first place (and bungling the facts a bit)... does anybody find it strange that sexeporno1, etc is linked to... but not www.——edinparkslope.com?
Nov. 1, 2010, 11:32 pm
dg from Boerum Hill says:
ah... perhaps i answered my own question. still not that hard to get around: http://bit.ly/9IRwQh
Nov. 1, 2010, 11:33 pm
Eazy D from Sheepshead Bay says:
The only people F-ed are the ones who wasted a minute to read this entire article.
Nov. 2, 2010, 1:05 am
bkgirl from park slope says:
it DOES defy understanding how you managed to get the story wrong if you actually read it since FIPS didn't goof it up, the domain registrar did. And they're the ones who put up a holding site, not a squatter.
Nov. 2, 2010, 6:02 pm
bkgirl from park slope says:
the domain registrar, that is. not FIPS.
Nov. 2, 2010, 6:03 pm
FIPS from Park Slope says:
Yeah, sorry BK Paper: but this story is totally jacked.
Nov. 2, 2010, 6:39 pm
Bob from PS says:
Andy, you little turd. God this "paper" sucks.
Nov. 3, 2010, 9:06 am

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