Monday, July 28, 2008
Partially because of my own negligence and partially because of a failing of the "auto renew" feature of the Go Daddy domain registration/renewal system the domain schwerzler.com lapsed and I supposed technically was not owned by me for a few days.
Some of you may have noticed a page similar to the one attached saying the site was parked "free of charge" by Go Daddy.
Apologies to anyone who may have been inconvenienced by the interruption. Once discovered on Monday morning the sittuation was fixed ASAP.
It still leaves a bad taste in my mouth however, GoDaddy didn't notify me that my account was expiring, nor that it had expired, nor that the auto renewal did not work for some reason (probably because I'd long since cancelled the credit card I used to originally register the account), nor that they had pointed my domain to one of their "make Go Daddy money via our advertising landing page" sites.
It is not entirely their fault, I should have been more diligent in making sure the domain was renewed, but at the same time... some communication would have been a nice touch, given that they contact me constantly for "upgrading" my account anyway... UGH.