01 Feb '17, 10pm

A first hand account of being forced to change your domain name

The main issue is that we are a small business and we don’t have a lot of time for administration, trying to keep that to the minimum! I was quite surprised to hear from my service provider that the “Sunsetting” would be in less than three months time. I called up CentralNic to see what could be done, or to get the full story and whilst on their website I noticed the comments section stated that the deadline for the closure of .gb.com domains was ‘extended’ to April 2017 – and that the post dealing with the sunsetting of the domain names was dated to May of 2016. So as I’d paid for my yearly hosting in June 2016 and for the next year of my domain in August or September of last year, I was amazed that I had not been informed earlier. I got back to my provider, who say they only heard for definite this week! This does not leave much time to contact all of our clients, potent...

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