I went to the Drachen Magie Vermachtnis Clan website today (dmvclan.com) only to be greeted with the message, “NOTICE: This domain name expired on 29/09/2014 and is pending renewal or deletion.” BUGGER!!!!! 😡 Our clan, in its various incarnations, has been plagued by various problems for what seems like forever! (See Changes… and Changes, continued…) Our HP was under the impression that he’d paid for 2 years hosting, not just 1, yet the hosting company seems to think otherwise and our beautiful website I put so much time and effort into creating is now down. 😥
Perhaps there was some sort of mix up or miscommunication about the 2 year thing — maybe the hosting was for 2 years but the domain name registration was only for 1 year??? This can all be remedied and the site put back online as long as our HP (who owns the site) has received the payment reminders and actually pays the bill VERY SOON, which I am more than happy to contribute to. I tried logging into the account myself this morning, thinking I could pay the bill and get the site back up, but it’s been locked, and I can’t really make any inquiries myself as technically I’m not the owner. POOP!!!
It’s been a long slow process of getting our new “home” established after the shock shutdown of our previous online home, but we were finally getting somewhere, with applications for promotion from “Dedicant” to “Clan Initiate” coming in, and although very slow, we were at last making some real progress …and now this! Oh well, hopefully it’s only a temporary setback. 🙂
As well as our main website we do also have a public Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dmvclan) and a secret FB group for DMV Clan, but our forums and main website have always been the preferred method of contact for general discussion and teaching.
So, I’ve messaged our HP to let him know what’s happened (in case for some reason he never received the reminders that were supposed to be sent by the hosting company) and now I just have to wait and see what happens.
In the meantime, if you are already a member on our temporarily disabled DMV Clan website and you would like to keep in contact via the secret DMV Clan Facebook group, send me a friend request and let me know who you are and I can add you to the group.