What will happen to TopBlogs.com.ph whose domain has expired?
As of Sept. 14, 2011 (1:00 PM, Manila time), topblogs.com.ph is back. 🙂 – MM
I only registered this blog on topblogs.com.ph last September 3 under the “news and journalism” category. At first, I was in #237 (which is the number of blogs filed under that category), and from there, my site rose steadily to the top 40 (last Sunday, it reached #25).
It has become a ritual for me to see how “rightonthemark” is doing on their charts. I live-blogged Miss Universe 2011 this morning, and it gave me astronomical page views for almost two hours. Anxious to see if my standing in topblogs.com.ph has moved up, I clicked their link in my page. Lo and behold. Here’s what I saw on their page:
According to Prof. Danilo Arao, my instructor in online journalism, this really happens, especially if site owners lose track of their domain’s expiration date. He also told us to be on the look-out for popular sites out there whose registration may be expiring soon. He mentioned in our class that Star Wars (the iconic science-fiction saga) once had a problem when its domain name expired. So, out of curiosity, I clicked the “renew” link in the dotPH interface. I saw this message:
Hey, owners of topblogs.com.ph! Too busy watching the Miss Universe 2011? Renew your domain now!
“Science fiction site domain expires” ->