Never turn off Auto-Renew for GoDaddy
You may note that there are a lot of broken links and photos are missing. Over the next few days, I will be trying to restore (and update) the Simple Tech Guru website. It all started when I was trying to streamline all of the subscriptions (and cancelled subscriptions) that were continuously on auto pay on my credit/debit cards.
A couple of months ago, I cancelled the cards and vowed to use Wells Fargo’s bill pay so I could have more control. It made the payment to GoDaddy for hosting. However, since it wasn’t specifically earmarked for the hosting renewal, and becauseAuto Renew was turned off, GoDaddy decided I didn’t WANT the hosting and turned it off, deleting my files.
While I think the two-step process to pay for non auto-renew items, and the cost to retrieve my files from their backup server is bogus, it’s more important that I inform others of this loophole. And, let you know that you must be very vigilant if you don’t want to give GoDaddy your credit card for auto-renew (and perhaps it’s better to pay for months at a time).
I’m in the process of starting up another website with a group of outstanding, talented writers. Looking forward to sharing more with you as we get closer.