Holy smokes did we have a close call today. A little too close for my liking. And thankfully, it ended with no problems.
I got up this morning and went on the computer. Went to HooHaa and I get a godaddy page. All it says is my domain expired and I better renew if I want to keep it. Right next to it, the page showed something about “Want to purchase HooHaa.com? Go here!” Or some crap like that.
Well, as you can imagine, I freaked.
So I go to the website, trying to renew my domain. I can’t remember my customer number. I also can’t have it e-mailed to me, because the e-mail they have on file doesn’t work anymore. So now I’m really freaking. I mean, hell, I’m thinking I have like 10 minutes to renew or lose and there are like 50 people there looking to swoop in and get the domain (don’t laugh, maybe not 50, but I’ve had several people offer to buy the domain from me).
So I run to my laptop, which of course takes like 5 minutes to turn on, and get into my emails. I can’t find the info. So I call them and the first number tells me that their mailbox is full. Goodie, I’m thinking, I’m gonna lose this domain because they can’t answer their phones.
Then I call billing and get someone, who is quite helpful, even though I must have sounded annoyed and anxious. Anyway, within 5-10 minutes, he had me all up to date, renewed for two years (so we won’t have to worry about this until 2007), and a promise my site would be up within 24 hours. For me, it was 30 minutes and hopefully for the rest of you, it will be quicker than 24 hours, too.
Anyway, thankfully things are back to normal, kind of. Now I can go get some things done today!