We’re moving this Gymshoes site from gymshoesmusic.us to gymshoesmusic.com. The process has begun, but you won’t notice anything different here until everything is moved and “live” at the .com domain. At that point in time you’ll need to change your bookmark and feed for Gymshoes. For a while this site and the .com site will both exist side-by-side with notices on .us to make the necessary changes to .com. The next phase will be to automatically forward everyone who comes here to the .com domain. For the moment, the current contact e-mail remains good and will be forwarded to the .com address (to be set up shortly), but the .us mail account will be phased out over the next several months. This is a lot of upheaval, but there’s two good reasons why we’re putting ourselves —and you!—through this little mini-hell. 😆
As you know, the plan has been this year to try out putting some of my music on a commercial download site. That will be happening soon. Strictly speaking a .us site cannot be a commercial site; it must be for personal use only. (Although I’ve been to totally business sites at .us domains, I don’t want to get any grief about it.) Having Gymshoes as a .com allows the option of selling a few tracks right from the site since some stores have widgets that can be embedded on webpages. Also, increasingly the .us mail address is encountering problems with spam filters. Gymshoes may actually be losing fans who aren’t receiving the newsletter as they should. 🙁 It’s ironic that such an anti-spam, pro-privacy freak like me is getting tagged as a spammer, but frequently “.us” domains are used for illegitimate activities.
Even though Gymshoes will be a “dot com”, it will still offer free music. 🙂 Stay tuned here for more announcements about when the new URL and feed are live! 🙂