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There is an old saying, "Experience is the best teacher."
It's very true, isn't it?
I've read countless articles on renewing my domain name.
They all say the same things:
*It is your responsibility as the domain owner to get it done.
*An expired domain name is available for registration by anyone else. Someone who will benefit from your links and your search engine ranking without paying for them.
*Your web site is no longer accessible to your customers.
I knew what to do and I knew how to do it - but I didn't do it.
I let my domain name expire.
My web site was down for two days while I waited for the name to be reactivated.
My email didn't work.
I don't know how much I lost in sales.
So now I am going to challenge the old adage and hope that you can learn from my experience.
Don't make the same mistake I did. Don't disrupt your business because you let a date slide by.
Most domains are leased for one year, although they can be pre-paid up to a maximum of 10 years.
If your web host doesn't have a notification service and you don't know when your registration expires, visit http://www.internic.net/whois.html and look up your expiration date.
To renew your domain name registration, just visit your web host's site and follow their instructions.
It literally takes just a few minutes and believe
me - you'll be glad you did.