Surch.com The Victim Of A Family Feud
Some of you may already know the search engine domain surch.com is currently pointing to a godaddy parked domain page instead of the usual page.
So what is the cause of this DNS catastrophe? Did surch not pay the bills? Are they moving server? Is this done while they make updates to the site? It's actually none of these reasons. The reason is more like something out of jerry Springer.
I found out by reading a thread at ProfitGeek made by mystickcal, The lead webmaster of surch, That the reason for this DNS downtime is due to the owner of surch, John, Falling out with his father over competing business plans.
It turns out that Johns father is a wealthy man and his father had funded surchs creation and development, And registered the domain. Johns father is in the process of developing a sister site called MenuSurch, which will be a search engine for restaurants. Now, Behind his fathers back, John started on his own plans for a site called chowmenu which, You guessed it, Is a search engine for restaurants. Johns father eventually found out about his sons restaurant search engine and was so furious he promptly pulled the plug on surch.com.
John says he is going to speak to his father tomorrow and see if they can come to some kind of agreement.
the moral of the story is; "Don't try to shaft someone when they hold all the cards"
There is still a part of me that suspects this may be a viral marketing plan by john and his father to get promotion for their two new restaurant search engines.