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A time to save

As we approach the renewal dates for some of our domain names, we thought it would be good to provide you with a way to get a good discount. Different registrars usually offer coupons for dollar or percent discounts off their services. Most registrars will even do a price match (If you call in to renew.)

If you decide to buy your domain names at Godaddy.com, try the coupon code WOWMYSELF for a good discount. I do not believe there is any limit to the amount of times you can use it, nor is there a minimum purchase requirement.

If you would like to find out how to check when your renewal dates are:

1. Go to: http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp and enter in your domain name.
2. The domain record should display for you. Take a look for the text that says Expires on: {date}

That date listed is when you need to have your domain name renewed. On that day, your domain name will not show your website anymore and you have the potential to lose it.

If you would like to find out where you purchased your domain name:

1. Go to: http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp and enter in your domain name.
2. Look for Current Registrar: {Registrar Name}
3. Do a web search for that Registrars name.
4. Once the Registrar name is found, locate and visit their web address. Log in with the username and password you have on file.

Trick: take a look at the records to see what email addresses are listed. Usually that is a give-a-way as to who bought the domain name. There will be a Last Updated On: {Date} record that should help you pinpoint when it was last renewed.

If you do not have your username and password on file:

1. Do an email search on your computer for the registrars name to see if you can find out what you paid and how you paid for it.
2. Go to that website and do a forgot your password request. If you have some kind of receipt in your email, you will know what email address you used and perhaps the last 4 digits of the card that you paid with.
3. Contact a web specialist or the company you hired when you first purchased your domain name.

If you have no receipt or record of a transaction with the registrar, maybe try to give the registrar a call and see if they can help track it down. Most of the time when you have a web company buy a domain name for you, that company will buy it in their account instead of creating an account for you. (Not Sitespring Web Design of course!) If they buy it this way, they technically own your domain name and can hold on to one of your most valued business assets hostage in the future.

Let us know if you tried the coupon code WOWMYSELF and if it worked for you.

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