Oops, I let my domain expire

One of my site’s two primary domain names, IrishTrojan.com, expired today. I never received any notice that this was about to occur because my registrar, WorldWebHosters, still had my old USC e-mail address. And I didn’t notice it immediately because I typically access the site at BrendanLoy.com, not IrishTrojan.com. So when somebody e-mailed me this morning saying my site had been “hijacked,” and somebody else told me at school this afternoon that the blog had been “down all day,” I didn’t know what they were talking about. It wasn’t until I read Terry’s comment that I figured out what was going on. Visitors who tried to access the site at IrishTrojan.com were greeted by this page:

If you click on the image and view the larger version, you can see the various ads at left, including one for Trojan condoms. Heh. Anyway, I just renewed IrishTrojan.com (and BrendanLoy.com as well, since it was set to expire in June), so everything should be hunky-dory again shortly. I apologize for any inconvenience and/or confusion.

5 Responses to “Oops, I let my domain expire”

  1. Jay Johnson says:

    Dude, seriously, who’s your registrar? I get renewal notices for like 4 months prior to an expire date, and I have mine set on “Auto Renew”.

    Fortunately for you, the law isn’t a harsh and cruel mistress on renewals on these things, at least giving you a little redemption period prior to losing it outright.

  2. 4-7 says:

    excuse me. EXCUSE ME . I see a timestamp of 7:43 pm. PM. Are you SURE you did not get a very generous warning about this hours and hours and hours ago, warranting perhaps the greatest hattip of all time ?!?!

  3. Brendan Loy says:

    As the post says, “I never received any notice that this was about to occur because my registrar, WorldWebHosters, still had my old USC e-mail address.” :) It was my fault, not theirs: I had just never bothered to update my account info, and hadn’t noticed that I was getting e-mails from them anymore (hadn’t been for several years, clearly).

  4. 4-7 says:

    I guess “hijacked” might have been a little vague

  5. Megan says:

    Brendan it’s all good. Ordered some condoms since it went there. JUST JOKING!