Exactly two months from now, I will be losing control of the domain rebelpixel.com. Come September 29, it will expire into oblivion and likely morph into a world of spammy landing pages, as what typically happens to aged, linked, and moderately authoritative domains.
Unless miracles do happen.
My whois record tells me that I’ve owned rebelpixel.com since 2003, but I’ve registered (and lost) the domain once before that. But in 2003, I used what was then a promising local company that handles domain registrations: Cheaper Than Cheap Domains. They were a valid reseller, and back then they were the only option I knew that accepted payments through bank deposits. It was pleasantly convenient for people with no credit cards, like me.
Everything was smooth sailing until the horror that surprised me more than a month ago. The company has basically gone AWOL, with their contact numbers not working along with their email support. I was planning to transfer the domain to another registrar, but their administration tool doesn’t work. Desperate, I also tried renewing through their credit card payment facility, but it doesn’t work too.
Just today, the domain cheaperthancheapdomains.com, their other URI for their business, has expired. The other domain, ctcd.com, still works. But it’s now impossible to even login to their administation tool since it uses the longer domain name. Obviously, this tells me they’ve fucked up. Big time.
And now I honestly don’t know what to do. Help. Please.