Update: Thanks to the enterprising efforts of commentor Donnacha we have been in contact with Ryan Ward, the domain’s new owner. He says that he means to do no harm with the domain and that he is interested in using it to help promote WordCamp Atlanta. We’ve put him in touch with its organizers and hope it will all be resolved soon.
Update 2: Ryan has directed the domain back to the WordCamp Atlanta’s official site. Kudos to him for doing the right thing!
It looks like there’s trouble for the organizers of WordCamp Atlanta. Apparently the domain atlantawordcamp.com was redirected to the website of an (allegedly) unscrupulous realtor sometime last week. The folks behind WordCamp Atlanta are understandably upset, as apparently this was done without their knowledge or consent.
But it happens to the best of us—though it looks like this incident didn’t have quite the same happy ending. The site can still be reached though the official WordCamp.org domain; all the more reason for camps to stick with official URLs.
To end things on a happier note, tickets for WordCamp Atlanta went on sale last week. As a native of Atlanta, I’m excited! This is going to be my first WordCamp, and I’ve had the opportunity to get to know a few of the folks putting it on so I know it will be great. Anybody else planning on attending?