January 19, 2006 | Computers
Did you see it this morning? I wasn’t here. No, not physically – the domain was gone. My registrar failed to tell me that they changed their payment system and now required more information to bill credit cards than before.
My domains for top-frog.com and puddlemonkey.com expired because the registrar failed to inform me that to continue the auto renew schedule that I needed to now provide the security code from the back of my credit card. On top of that it had to have been a recent change because I had two domains, topfroggraphics.com and fuzzycoconut.com auto-renew back in August of last year.
That said – if you own domains checking in on them from time to time might not be a bad idea just to make sure everything is still OK.
Fortunately for me I was re-registered and running again before 10am.