Saturday, March 5, 2011
This picture is exactly what I feel like doing. A series of stupid mistakes and I've ended up without the spontaneousclapping.com domain name.
I purchased the domain name last year and it was set up for recurring yearly payment. I had forgotten that my account changed when I got married so the payment was declined.
Go daddy apparently tried to give me a heads up by sending me offers for discounts on buying domain names. When I clicked on the links they reminded me that I had a renewal coming up. Logging into my account I checked to make sure it would automatically be paid.
I was getting so many go daddy offers this past year that I flagged the offers emails to spam.
Today I got a different email from service@godaddy. This wasn't an offer so it didn't go to spam. It was a cancellation notice.
I called them immediately and they very nicely said that the renewal would not have shown up on my online account as having been declined.
Unfortunately, spontaneousclapping.com was on backorder and was released immediately to someone else.
So here I am.
I could cry.
Now when you search google for a past post you get... nothing! I can't believe someone was waiting for spontaneousclapping.com. Does that seem odd to you?
I can't believe I forgot it was linked to my old account.
I see that I can pay $70 plus commission to have them go to the current holder of the domain name and have them negotiate a price to sell it back to me. So whatever the current holder deems the proper amount, plus a commission amount, plus the $70.
What a load.
I'm totally babbling. Anyway, I'm still here!
You can find me at spontaneousclapping.blogspot.com
I'm trying to spread the word so I don't lose touch with all my friends, family, followers and lurkers!
Sorry for all the confusion, I don't even really know what the next step is.
I have a headache.
Posted by Dandy