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Easy Furniture Web Tip #317: Taking Care of Business

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Sometimes a company’s website can disappear from the Internet.

 

I don’t mean “disappear” because Google isn’t showing the listing, that’s another issue. I mean that if you type in the correct web address, an error page is served.

 

There can be techy reasons for this happening but a common reason is lack of payment for a domain name because of an expired credit card.

 

A notification was probably sent to the owner, but sometimes the email address of record happens to be one the owner has abandoned or it goes to a web master no longer maintaining the site. So the email notice goes unopened and the website goes down.

 

I recommend putting in your calendar or your tickler file a reminder to check your account settings yearly or, at least, around the time your domain renews. Check for the following:

 

      Up-to-Date Email Address

      Up-to-Date Credit Card

      Auto-Renew is On

 

With those items in place you shouldn’t have any problems in the form of a disappearing website.

 

Easy Furniture Web Tip 317: Review your account settings on all of your web sites yearly.

 


 

Katherine Andes specializes in web content development and SEO — including page customization for storefront and franchise websites. Visit BetterWebSales.com or phone her at (559) 309-2940.

 

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