I have actually owned this domain name since 2000, not March of 2005 as whois.sc and all other domain information sources show. I purchased this domain five years ago as an easy way of showing some of the websites I had designed as well as post my resume for potential employers. And thanks to the Wayback Machine (when will it update, Jim?) I at least have proof that I’ve had a site here since 2001.
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The story of the domain registration lapse is one I’ve never quite understood. I have had an account with GoDaddy Software for years (I used to work there) and I have always renewed jasonhendricks.com under the same account. The domain has always had auto-renew enabled, but I can’t swear that domain lock was enabled. One day I go to change some things on the site, and it’s no longer live. I check my domain account and it’s gone. I never received a notice of expiration, but I guess the domain expired?
I attempted to just re-purchase it, but every registrar shows it already belongs to me (cached info that needed to update). So I give it a while to work its’ way out of the ownership limbo it was in. The next time I checked it, a different Jason Hendricks in Washington, DC owned the domain and had a site hosted. I contacted Jason and offered him some cash if he would agree to sell the domain name back to me, and luckily he did.
I’m sure there’s nothing I can do to somehow correct the whois info so that it shows the original registration date, but if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please let me know.
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