[size=14]Praise the Lord my website is back and my domain name is safely registered !!![/size]
Here’s what happened: I had a website with vistaprint named maikenbabies.com. I opened a new website with vistaprint and asked them to name IT maikenbabies .com and cancel the first website. UNbeknownst to me, the domain name was "pointed "at my new website but still “registered” with my cancelled website, therefore when the domain name came up for renewal it was dropped because it was associated with a cancelled website.
Through 47 hours (exagerration) of phone calls back and forth between GoDaddy and VistaPrint, it is all straight now.
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE: When you get a website thru VistaPrint, they “own” the domain name and will automatically renew it each year. The monthly fees you pay cover this renewal charge. If you want to “own” your domain name, you must get vistaprint to release it to you and you must register it with someone else, then you are responsible to renew it.
I am glad this happened because NOW everything is CLEAR. My website is called www.maikenbabies.com , the “owner” is Vistaprint and it will automatically be renewed by vistaprint until I decide to “buy” it from them.
AHH I feel much better now. Long Live WWW.MAIKENBABIES.COM !!!