Geoff Olson VS Andrew Ansley - a cautionary tale.

Extortionist Journalist picks a fight with a Digital Marketer

If you’re visiting this site, we’re assuming it’s because you’ve heard about the situation between Geoff Olson and Andrew Ansley.

This site is an attempt to detail how Andrew ended up receiving the email shown, and to discourage others from using extortion and threats as a means to get what they want.

Part 1

Geoff's First Message To Andrew

Geoff reaches out to Andrew inquiring as to whether or not Andrew deals with domain names. Nothing too out of the ordinary here! Let’s keep the story going.

Part 1 Continued

A simple Request

Andrew very regularly buys expired domain names to use for his SEO experiments. Expired domains are attractive for this purpose because they have history or “authority” with Google.

Given that Andrew paid $50-$100 to purchase this domain name, it doesn’t seem unreasonable for Andrew to ask for that amount from Geoff.

Part 1 Continued

A simple Request

Andrew very regularly buys expired domain names to use for his SEO experiments. Expired domains are attractive for this purpose because they have history or “authority” with Google.

Given that Andrew paid $50-$100 to purchase this domain name, it doesn’t seem unreasonable for Andrew to ask for that amount from Geoff.

Part 2

Skipping Ahead

There was a lot of correspondence between Andrew and Geoff, and we’re happy to divulge it all if need be, but for the sake of brevity, we’ve skipped ahead a bit.

To bring you up to speed, Geoff told Andrew he’d be willing to pay $75 for the domain transfer – to which Andrew happily agreed.

It’s important to note that much of this happened around the holidays, so you could imagine there was some lag in communication. Particularly on Andrew’s behalf, as he has no idea who Geoff is and has no real skin in the game.

Let’s keep going!

Part 2 Continued

The GoDaddy Tax

If you’ve ever used Godaddy, you most likely know 3 things about them:

1. They love money
2. No, like, they really love money
3. Their customer support is probably the closest earthly thing to purgatory that exists.

In all seriousness, Godaddy loves applying random fees for things that should otherwise be free. Like transferring a domain name for instance.

This was not Andrew’s doing and simply a charge that Godaddy decided to tack onto the process. Sorry, Geoff, probably should have kept an eye on that expiration date.

As Andrew’s friend and business partner, I can attest to everything he mentions dealing with at the time. He had a lot on his plate.

Part 2 Continued

The GoDaddy Tax

If you’ve ever used Godaddy, you most likely know 3 things about them:

1. They love money
2. No, like, they really love money
3. Their customer support is probably the closest earthly thing to purgatory that exists.

In all seriousness, Godaddy loves applying random fees for things that should otherwise be free. Like transferring a domain name for instance.

This was not Andrew’s doing and simply a charge that Godaddy decided to tack onto the process. Sorry, Geoff, probably should have kept an eye on that expiration date.

*As Andrew’s friend and business partner, I can attest to everything he mentions dealing with at the time. He had a lot on his plate.

Part 3

The Plot Thickens

Geoff and Andrew move forward with the domain name transfer process. Andrew, being the kind man that he is, actually follows up with Geoff to ensure he got his domain name successfully.

Part 3

The Plot Thickens

Geoff and Andrew move forward with the domain name transfer process. Andrew, being the kind man that he is, actually follows up with Geoff to ensure he got his domain name successfully.

Part 3 Continued

Getting Thicker

In order to complete the transfer, Andrew is required to verify a code but has some issues obtaining it. So, unfortunately, his only option is to deal with GoDaddy support.

Now, remember when I said that GoDaddy’s support is the closest earthly thing to purgatory that exists? Case and point.

Andrew spends two hours of his time dealing with GoDaddy support in order to resolve this issue for Geoff.

(Geoff has still yet to pay Andrew for the domain name transfer.)

After a week, Geoff still hasn’t responded to Andrew’s request and the domain name ownership transfer expires. All that work for nothing…thanks, Geoff!

Part 3 Continued

Getting Thicker

In order to complete the transfer, Andrew is required to verify a code but has some issues obtaining it. So, unfortunately, his only option is to deal with GoDaddy support.

Now, remember when I said that GoDaddy’s support is the closest earthly thing to purgatory that exists? Case and point.

Andrew spends two hours of his time dealing with GoDaddy support in order to resolve this issue for Geoff.

(Geoff has still yet to pay Andrew for the domain name transfer.)

After a week, Geoff still hasn’t responded to Andrew’s request and the domain name ownership transfer expires. All that work for nothing…thanks, Geoff!

Part 4

Sassy Geoff Appears

In the previous texts, Andrew asked Geoff to send him a quick test email which Andrew never ended up receiving. After this, the transfer process expires.

After receiving notification that the transfer process expired, Geoff claims he did send the email, and in the throes of sheer sassiness he sends a rather rude text.

Andrew, being fed up with every bit of this, calls Geoff out for his rudeness. Never the less, the process continues.

Now, if you’ve made it this far, I implore you to keep reading. It gets much juicier.

Part 5

Sassy Geoff Gets Ghosted

Imagine this. You buy an expired domain name for around $100 as a testing ground for your hobby. A few months later, a stranger reaches out to you saying that the domain name belonged to him and that he would like it back.

You agree and then proceed to spend hours of your time helping this person re-acquire their domain. After all the hours you spend, that person fails to do the one thing required of them in order to complete the transfer.

You now have to do all of this over again and you still haven’t received compensation for the money you’ve spent. To make matters worse, this person now decides to get snarky with you….so, how would you respond?

Well, Andrew responded by not responding, and I can’t really blame him.

This is where things get good.

Part 5

Sassy Geoff Gets Ghosted

Imagine this. You buy an expired domain name for around $100 as a testing ground for your hobby. A few months later, a stranger reaches out to you saying that the domain name belonged to him and that he would like it back.

You agree and then proceed to spend hours of your time helping this person re-acquire their domain. After all the hours you spend, that person fails to do the one thing required of them in order to complete the transfer.

You now have to do all of this over again and you still haven’t received compensation for the money you’ve spent. To make matters worse, this person now decides to get snarky with you….so, how would you respond?

Well, Andrew responded by not responding, and I can’t really blame him.

This is where things get good.

Part 6

Hey, Alexa.
Define "Extortion".

If you’ve made it this far, congrats! This is where Geoff officially loses his cool and resorts threats of defamation and extortion in order to get what he wants. 

Please take a moment to read Geoff’s email before reading any further.

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As Andrew’s good friend and business partner, I take great offense to this email. So much so that I’ve taken the time out of my day to build an entire website devoted to shedding light on this situation.

Geoff, I’m sorry your negligence led to you losing your domain name, and seemingly prevented you from getting it back. That said, threats won’t be tolerated without retaliation. You will be memed to hell and back if you publish that article.

Think I’m bluffing? Call it, Geoff!

Recent Updates

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On March 12th, 2021 at 11am CST, I received a notification from Twitter that someone from Vancouver, Canada attempted to log into my account….I wonder who that could be?

Consider it called, Geoff

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