Did I inherit thothle.ca?
Google “David Vollbracht”. What domain name comes up? Right now the domain is thothle.ca. In fact, you may even be viewing this page on thothle.ca. This is quite awkward, as I do NOT own thothle.ca. I’m not even Canadian. Nonetheless, I’m writing this post right now on thothle.ca, because it seemed appropriate.
No, I won’t post all the contact info here, but suffice to say the nameservers for thothle.ca are from mydyndns.org. My conclusion: the owner of thothcle.ca was using my Amazon elastic IP and released it. He did not, however, update his dns to reflect that the IP is no longer his. Consequently his domain now points to my website, and has become the #1 page on google when searching for my name.
Obviously this isn’t really Amazon’s fault. They can’t exactly follow up after every IP is released and check where it is pointing now. The best I can do is contact the domain’s owner and hope he’ll change the nameserver config to not point to the IP. Funnily enough, this kind of reminds me of the poor chap who has my old cell phone number… I can empathize now.