Don't Be Dumb Like a Newspaper and Forget to Renew Your Domain Name

If you own a website, it's probably a good idea to renew your domain name right now. In fact, it's probably a good idea to renew your domain name for as long as is fiscally responsible for you. 3 years? 5 years? Whatever, go do it! We don't want your website ending up like the newspaper, The Bay Citizen, which currently re-routes you to an embarrassing GoDaddy landing page.

The Bay Citizen, if you didn't know, is normally a respectable non-profit local newspaper for the San Francisco Bay Area. Not today though! It's front page has become a mockery. A crying shill for Daddy goers. GoDaddy has taken the domain back, plastering GoDaddy's creepy mascot and 90's flare all over its pixels because somebody at the paper forgot to renew the company's domain name. How does that happen! Don't they e-mail you months in advance before your deadline? And then e-mail you again and again? Come on, Bay Citizen, the internet ain't amateur hour.

Anyways, let's laugh at The Bay Citizen for its oversight and use its embarrassing moment as a lesson to renew your domain names right now. You don't want your glorious personal weblog to become a tacky frontpage for the devil that is GoDaddy, do ya? [Bay Citizen via Jim Romenesko]