An Enforced Break
You may have noticed that for the past 2 days this site has been parked. Thankfully, no one took the name while it was down. To avoid unnecessary panic, here’s what happened:
On the 14th, the domain registration expired and should have been renewed – I didn’t receive a mail notification and so it went unnoticed. It went unnoticed because at the same time, two other things happened – there were routing problems at my host (Brinkster) and my laptop went kaput. So I was entirely off the net.
Thanks to Dominic for alerting me via Facebook and thanks to Justin at Brinkster for sorting things out – while I signed up for another two years he spotted that for some reason the name servers had been removed from the account.
Lessons learnt from this? If you’re not going to set the account to auto-renew, you should set yourself a reminder in your diary or online calendar! One good thing came out of it – I had loads of time to spend playing Lego Batman on the Wii.