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|Web Hosting Expiration?|
| 1:25 pm on Jul 18, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I did a site for a client and I noticed that the hosting package through Network Solutions had expired. The domain name was purchased through GoDaddy and appears to still be valid.
When I go to the site, it is still coming up fine? However, when I ping the site, I get a "Request Timed Out" error.
Does Network Solutions offer some kind of grace period when the hosting package expires? What exactly is happening and when will the site actually go down?
| 2:08 pm on Jul 18, 2012 (gmt 0)|
They may be blocking all ICMP traffic to the server, causing the timeout you're seeing.
Why not log on to the client area to see what the current status is?
| 2:12 pm on Jul 18, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the reply.
The current status is 'Expired'. That's why I'm wondering if there is some kind of grace period. I can't find any info from NS on hosting expiration, just on domain expiration.
| 2:16 pm on Jul 18, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I've not used NetSol in about a decade, but I guess a due date for the hosting bill must have expired. Have you had a look at the billing area? Any unpaid invoices there?
| 2:21 pm on Jul 18, 2012 (gmt 0)|
The hosting expired on 7-12-2012. They are being billed on a monthly basis. The last paid invoice was on 6-14-2012.
I've lost contact with this client so I'm only curious as to when they are going to react and if not, how much longer can I expect this site to stay afloat?
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