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Hey Scix! PDI?
Hey scixual, the pdi-comic.com domain has expired. I plan on moving my site to Dreamhost some time in the next month. If you want to continue paying for the domain once a year (10$) then I could host the site content on my Dreamhost account for no extra cost. PDI barely uses a blip on the radar, and my own content uses even less. I'll already be paying for the hosting for my site so it wouldn't be any trouble to keep it up as well.

What do you think?

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scixual From: scixual Date: December 18th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Funny, *I* have a new Dreamhost account meself.

I might just port it over (especially if you can advise me on how to do so) and let the domain lapse.

Maybe?
zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 18th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, there are two parts to a site: The domain and the host. PDI is currently hosted at Fuitadnet and is still active until mid-January. The domain (www.pdi-comic.com) is the part that has expired. If you want anyone to access the site at that URL then you'll need to renew that. It's only a once-a-year thing so it shouldn't be too much.

What you can do is move the host to your Dreamhost account, point the domain to the new host, and then let the old host (Fuitadnet) expire. That's what I would recommend.

I'll formulate a plan for moving hosts and get back to you some time tomorrow with more information. My brain is about ready to go to sleep and I'd rather not try to force it to think too much or I'll be awake another hour. I have that job paperwork to fill out tomorrow, and then the training immediately after.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 18th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Technically you could renew the domain through Dreamhost so that they can manage your Nameserver records directly. If you don't have a pressing reason to renew through GoDaddy then I would recommend that.
scixual From: scixual Date: December 18th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I will follow your advice ... I am afraid my brain is not on 100% lately, I am having a hard time focusing on this.

I have no money right now, but maybe by Xmas I'll have some. Will pdi-comic still exist by then?
zimzat From: zimzat Date: December 18th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure. This is what GoDaddy's Renewal Terms state:

If you fail to renew your domain name, you agree that Go Daddy may, at its sole discretion, renew your expired domain name on your behalf. If Go Daddy decides to renew your expired domain name on your behalf you will have a Renewal Grace Period during which you may reimburse Go Daddy for the renewal and keep your domain name. The Renewal Grace Period is currently 12 days but subject to change under the terms of Section 2 of this Agreement. If you do not reimburse Go Daddy for the renewal during the Renewal Grace Period your domain name will be placed on Hold and flagged for deletion after which you will have a 30 day redemption period during which you may pay Go Daddy a Redemption fee and redeem your domain name. The Redemption fee is currently $80 USD and is subject to change under the terms of Section 2 of this agreement. If you do not redeem your domain name prior to the end of the 30 day redemption period Go Daddy may, at its sole discretion, delete your domain name or transfer it to another registrant on your behalf.

If your domain is deleted, the Registry also provides a 30 day Redemption Grace Period during which you may pay Go Daddy a redemption fee and redeem your domain name. The redemption fee is currently $80 USD and is subject to change under the terms of Section 2 of this agreement. If you do not redeem your domain name prior to the end of the Registry’s Redemption Grace Period the Registry will release your name and it will become available for registration on a first-come-first-served basis.


One thing you might want to keep in mind is that GoDaddy (or maybe it is the central ICANN registry) publishes a list of all domain names that have been deleted. Many somewhat-shady people will then grab up the domain, put an ad page on it, and try to sell the original owner the domain name back at extortion rates. I've seen them try to get thousands of dollars out of people, just for the domain name.
scixual From: scixual Date: December 18th, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm...well, I guess we'll just have to find out, then.
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