Friday, June 7, 2013

Losing My

DOMAIN! Yeah that means this thing right here! A couple of years ago I decided to make the switch of changing my blog to just okieladybug.com without all the extra address. My friend Joy encouraged me to do so as she had changed hers and it was only like $10 a year which isn't bad. I have been on automatic renewal and haven't worried about it until I got an email that said my domain was suspended...EEEK! I forgot to update my credit card information back in mid-March, but considering I was on vacation it wasn't one of the most important things on my to-do list.

When I got the 3rd email about my domain being suspended I thought I better get in and rectify the situation before I lost everything I have done over the last 5 years...OMG did I just say 5 years? *okie is a bit shocked*. Anyway, I thought "I'll just log in and fix that real quick". It ended up being a 3 day adventure trying to figure out how the heck I was suppose to log in! I kept getting errors and "domain suspended" errors. You would think it would be a quick call and POOF it is fixed. IT IS NOT! Evidently if you have an account like mine it is considered "free" and you get no support other than a forum where not much information is given. I was finally able to find a user suggestion of going into an old email from Google and try one of the links in there when you first signed up for your domain. Luckily I don't throw away all my email and it was lost in there but found easily with doing a search.

Even after finding the link and getting logged in it still took me at least an hour to figure out where to go in the control panel and  update the information and then another 20 minutes trying to find out where to make sure I had the domain thing on automatic renewal!

During this whole process I kept thinking "dang it is this even worth the hassle" and then I remembered how much work I have done over the last 5 years and how it is easy for me to refer back to a project I have done and knew I had to keep at it until I had the dang thang fixed!

I am busy this weekend getting card kits ready for my groups out at McCalls. I have been promising them we would do some birthday cards and we would so this after school was out. I shouldn't have asked how many they wanted to do because they said 10, 6, 4 and various other numbers. I agreed on the 4! That means I have 48 kits to do but since I will go ahead and do some extra I will actually  have a total of 64 kits. It's gonna be a lot of work but will be well worth it since my groups really enjoy the activity. I'll be sure to post pictures!

10 comments:

  1. Glad you got it back, it wouldn't be the same without you!! Have fun with the cards. I had my ASD kids at school do them this year (took a hint from you) and they loved it too.

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  2. So glad you were able to renew your domain! I love coming to your site every day!

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  3. blogging world would never be the same without you :-) so glad you got it to work out!

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  4. Totally feel your pain, unfortunately it is from personal experience :-) I now remember to renew my domains earlier to avoid that hassle!! Glad you got it fixed.

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  5. I am very glad you were able to come back to us. Double Yea!!

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  6. you've got a great domain!

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  7. Thanks for all your time and effort to renew the domain - we'd be lost without you!

    Jackie

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  8. WOW ... sounds like a major headache, but I am so glad that you were able to get it all sorted out. When I think of all your hard work, bazillions of projects, and bits of wisdom and random thoughts that you have posted during the past 5 years, tears fill my eyes at the mere thought of losing it all. Thank goodness that didn't happen. BTW, you are not the only one that refers to some of your older posts for "how to's" or inspiration.

    Hugz,
    Carol

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  9. Maybe that is why I have had a terrible time getting to your blog recently, I keep getting a message about "cross-site scripting" or something like that, tonight I decided to see if I could get in and leave a message to see if you had made changes to your blog. Coz I really needed my Okie fix! I did finally get in but it still gives me the message. I have dealt with those domain people before, trying to release a domain to a different owner or change from one company to another. OMG! I swear it is easier to get a law passed in congress. I am so glad I can see you again.

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