Ugh. My writing blog, Seasonal Plume, was chosen as a finalist for the 2007 Philippine Blog Awards, for the Best Blog Design special category. I have to admit I’ve been on a sort of high about it since finding out; unfortunately right now everything’s sort of chaotic because seasonalplume.net, my domain, expired on me. (For now you can see my writing log at http://indisguise.org/~splume/.)
Words can’t express what I feel about this, seriously. The background of this whole situation is because when I bought my first domain, it was my friend who bought the domain for me way back in 2003. So the domain is in her account in NameCheap (I will not link them, damn them). I have my domains in another registrar, and I’ve always meant to transfer them over but somehow I never sort of got around to it; and now suddenly my domain is expired. It’s MY email address listed in the WHOIS database entry for seasonalplume.net, but NameCheap did not even contact me to tell me oy, your domain is expiring! Tell me, what sort of customer service is that? *shakes fist at NameCheap!*
The good news (sorta) is that they hold the domain when it’s expired for a while so hopefully I can get my friend to reregister it for me. Seasonalplume.net is my first domain and thus has a lot of memories attached to it! ;) I’d hate to lose it. And frankly, I’d hate to get disqualified from the blog awards because of this. I’ve commented on their website (there were no email addresses or contact forms available… I don’t blame them, but that does make contacting them difficult! I’m not going to go around and emailing/commenting on the organizers blogs, that would be rude) and told them about my domain expiring and where my blog can be found for now — I hope they’re able to do something about it, and get the word out to the judges.