Oops! Lost a Domain Name

So I’ve been a little distracted by life lately. June was busy with the end of the school year, graduation and all the things that go along with that, then I had a minor medical procedure, a bunch of medical tests with a few more scheduled for July, and my husband is scheduled to have surgery in a few weeks.

Life. Distracting and full of stressful things. I didn’t notice the renewal emails from Namecheap when I skimmed my inbox. They were there, but I was so focused on client work and trying not to fall behind on those things, I completely missed them when I scrolled through.

Namecheap has a 30 day grace period when a domain name expires –
I missed it by one day.
If I had logged in yesterday to look for something like I did today, I would have caught it and still owned the domain.

remember to renew your domain names so you don't lose yours like I did

On the bright side, it wasn’t an active blog or an income property, so I guess it’s one less thing to manage on my project list. Right? It was actually a domain name that I registered for my husband to blog on and he hadn’t been active on it for awhile, so it’s not a huge loss.

Still, I had the domain name for several years and I really liked it ๐Ÿ™
(it was the CookingwithZen.com blog)

Why am I even writing about this? Just to remind you to check your domain name renewal dates so this doesn’t happen to you. If you’re like me and have your domains set to manual renewal, pop into your account and double check the expiration dates. Set up a reminder on your calendar (which I actually had, but I set the date wrong), add it to your project management system, email yourself, or do whatever will get your attention at renewal time.

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