Inking My Thinking is back online again!
Here’s what happened:
On October 18th, my domain name expired. I didn’t know about it because of a couple reasons — one being that it wasn’t sending the notices to my email, apparently, until it sent an email to my Hotmail account on the 18th saying that it had expired. I’m not entirely sure where the notices were going, except that the “technical contact” on the account was set to an address belonging to someone in an apartment in St. Bonifacius, MN.
Also, apparently I signed up to a 5-year agreement when I paid for the domain name last time. And the five-years-ago-me forgot to leave the me a note that it was going to happen.
Anyway, I didn’t get around to checking my email until Sunday, several days after the site had gone down — with the party preparation and everything, I didn’t get around to sitting down at my computer until then. I told Justin about it and he started looking at what would have to happen to get it back up again.
He wants to change it to a new domain name provider company. So he did all the technical stuff involved there — I have no idea. But the end result was that the company who has it right now is not willing to give it up. So we had to pay them to get it up again, and I guess in a couple weeks we’ll be able to move it to the other company after that.
So that’s what happened. And it should be fixed for now — it might go down again for a short time when we move to another company, but that won’t happen for a little bit.
And I hope my email is working again now, too. I’m not totally sure just yet.
Anyway! That’s that. And I’ll put up posts over the next couple days about what’s been happening around here. But right now, there’s bread downstairs that just finished baking and I’m going to go eat it.