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Everyone in the sports media world made a very big deal out of ESPN.com columnist Bill Simmons’s new Website, Grantland, when it launched earlier this month.This was for a good reason: Simmons is a big star.
So it was a bit surprising this morning to find that Grantland.com is no more.
At least, for the moment.
Go there right now (2:48 EST) and you’ll find a note from a company called Network Solutions: ” grantland.com expired on 06/13/2008 and is pending renewal or deletion.”
Hey Bill, click here to renew.
Update: Nine hours ago, Simmons tweeted: “FYI: Grantland.com is down for the next 2-6 hours, had a server issue that will be resolved soon. Unrelated: Happy Father’s Day!” So now we know that the site outage is either a domain issue or a server issue. Or something else!
Anyway, here’s what the Website has looked like all day:
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