UPDATE: We read the date backwards. Americans use MM/DD/YYYY. We use DD/MM/YYYY.
After three years online, I will not renew the website's domain name next year. It has been a great run, with the website having taken part in the SOPA/PIPA protests in January 2012. However, there are many reasons I have decided to close the website, none of which is to do with copyright:
- I first registered Antjepolis.com with GoDaddy.com in January 2009, and GoDaddy.com suffered a lot of controversy in 2012. I cannot support a registrar that supported SOPA/PIPA, before public backlash forced them to back-peddle: these legislations would have devastated the United States technology market, even if it would not affect Great Britain directly.
- My lack of direction in January 2009 meant that the domain was nothing more than yet another personal website: it was attempting to cover the nations of Jennifer Government: NationStates and graphic design at the same time, meaning that it had little direction.
- If I narrowed my direction to design and communication only, then the domain name will be irrelevant because I did not justify my choice of name in the first place.
- I have grown out of Blogger: Blogger is great for running your first website and it has been a great servant to Antjepolis.com, but when you move into professional practice you cannot limit yourself to the features and templates of Blogger - you have to be a lot more ambitious.
Amaroussi.com will replace this website. On 24th December 2012, it is currently under construction. After the deadline, the contents of this website will remain available through antjepolis.blogspot.com, until further notice.
After 72 articles, thank you for your custom and a happy new year.