I'm back and it appears that if you search for "that hosting company" on google this blog shows up as the 3rd item on the second page. Because of that 4 people have written to me to ask if I have any knowledge on THC. Two of them this weekend alone. I guess everyone out there are getting anxious as it has been 12 Freaking Days since any of our sites have been online.
So here is what I know. Nobody is at home at THC. Their site is down. I tried the phone number (503-223-5323) that used to be listed for them when you did a Who Is request and the friendly recorded voice informs me that, "The number you have dialed has been disconnected or is no longer in service."
Go to www.register.com and enter your domain name in the box and click "Check it" When the next page shows up, click on the "Taken" link. Ignore the shameless make an offer crap and go to where it says "To access the WHOIS information for this domain name, click here." and click.
If on the next page you see your name listed as Registrant, you are one lucky SOB. Kiss your $$$ to THC goodbye and find another web host. I have had positive experiences so far with http://webaxxs.net/index.html YMMV. Under that is the listing for Registrar, contact them and move your site to your new home.
If you are like me it says that the Jack Thomas is the Registrant 🙁 and GoDaddy is the Registar. The only thing I know to do is complain to GoDaddy, others have and if enough of us do too maybe we can regain control of our domain names. I submitted a sad tale to them on their support page here. Will post here what response I get.
Another source of info is a web hosting forum from a THC escapee.