Hearne: Pitch Website Goes Dark, Listed for Sale

PitchBESTof2008You got it, you sell it, you still got it…

And no, we’re not talking about sex, but rather The Pitch website, which earlier today – alarmingly – went dark and was replaced by a Go Daddy website for sale sign.

That’s what a number of KC Confidential readers reported shortly after 7 a.m.

“Uh-oh,” said one startled Pitch reader. “Have you checked (their site) today? Redirects to Go Daddy with instructions on how to buy it, since it expired on 3/13. What’s happening??”

Given the sorry state of the print and the diminished performance of The Pitch in recent years, naturally there was room for concern.

Could this be the long-feared end of days?

Nope, two hours later the Pitch website was back up in all its glory, dropping the hammer on the movie Need for Speed, serving up a guide to the Big 12 tourney and celebrating the return of a local pro wrestling promoter.

So what happened?

A representative of Go Daddy had this to say:

“I’m showing it not for sale now. And it’s expiration date isn’t until March of next year.”

And even if The Pitch’s URL had expired, it would go back on the market for approximately 42 days, the rep explained.

Pitch for Sale

So was The Pitch website hacked?

“We didn’t get hacked,” explains Pitch publisher Joel Hornbostel. “What happened is our URL expired and was supposed to automatically renew at Go Daddy, but something went wrong and the site was down for like two hours. I think what happened was they had a credit card that had expired or something.”

Things have leveled out at and are proceeding quite nicely…in the black no less, Hornbostel says.

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14 Responses to Hearne: Pitch Website Goes Dark, Listed for Sale

  1. Gerald Bostock says:

    When potential news turns into No News, all you have left is Snark.

    • admin says:

      Gerald you and tiad need to form a union and get a life.

      Speaking of snark, you two guys comments are boringly predictable.

      Glad to provide a modicum of meaning to your lives proof reading kcc and making snarky comments

      • Jess says:

        Did I miss the Jeweler getting jailed for ______? I guess I have been living under a rock, thought that would been on National news by now…..

      • KCMonarch says:

        At least you’re posting a cut/paste off of Car & Driver’s free online content…again. Be proud of this piece and ignore all the “haters.”

      • tiad says:

        “It’s an honor just to be nominated.”

        • admin says:

          The fact that you consider such trivial pursuits honorable says it all tiad.

          Just keep reading and keep clicking and you know, maybe you’ll stumble onto a life somewhere along the path

    • Bwain says:

      Amen, Gerald.

  2. the dude says:

    Uhm, I just went there a second ago and all seems fine.
    Someone must be pulling your leg.

  3. Gal says:

    Actually, Dude, you don’t have to read the story because there is no story.

    • admin says:

      Glad you felt like it was worthy of reading and commenting on then, gal.

      You must be really easily entertained by such nothingness.

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