According tomedia reports, a writer who is not Patrick deWitt wants readers to notice that his novels dominate patrickdewitt.net. Although the illegal occupier has removed some of the bolder requirements from the site, screenshots and archived versions of the site still exist, after all, it is the Internet.
It is understood that the writer’s behavior is slightly different from what most people know as “domain grabs” because the people who currently control patrickdewitt.net do not appear to be asking for payment to take back control of the site. It is understood that the purpose of the domain name occupiers is to get deWitt to read their unpublished novel, In God’s Silence, Them Devils Sang.
The problem with this incident is that, as the occupier has discovered, deWitt clearly doesn’t use the Internet very often, which must be disappointing.