man alive... so after 8 years of auto-renewing my domain name on register.com, they had a frigging glitch and it didn't automatically go through the motions of keeping things up-to-date.
i woke up this morning to my site being fricking' re-directed to register.com and about 2 dozen emails asking me where my site is (from lurkers... which i am fine with folks lurking, but also like to hear from you in the comments... at least since y'all emailed me today i felt loved still... lately it's been bloody quiet in the comments except for a chosen few)
blah blah blah so i renewed my domain name for 2 years and MADE SURE that they checked the auto-renew thing. this was at 1pm-ish.
at 5pm, my site was still offline. i called them again - this time with an attitude (especially since i've been paying them since 1999)
they were like "it's going to take 24 hours"
i said "well that's unacceptable after 8 years of me auto-renewing my domain and because of a glitch on your end"
register.com chick "please hold."
2 minutes later "ms. bennett, i just spoke with the tech person and they're making sure it goes through as soon as possible. it should be within the hour"
okay so around 6pm, the site was back up.
*brushing my hands off*