I moved last year (around August). As most of you know, when you change addresses there are a whole myriad of things that must be done. You have to send out change of address cards. You have to update billing addresses. You have to turn on utilities. You have to turn off utilities. You have to get insurance. You have to get lawn service. You have to get phone numbers. And on and on and on.
Well, in today's world, sometimes you also have to update email addresses. At my old house I had Charter for my ISP. I also used Charter as my main email service. firstname.lastname@example.org was my email address. I bought a domain. I've had the domain for about 5 years.
In all the hustle and bustle I forgot to tell the domain that I was moving. At my new house I have Verizon instead of Charter. When I moved I decided that I didn't like having to change my email address so I purchased a semi-permanent email address by purchasing the hosted domain (digigar.com). I just changed all of my forwards from my old (now temporarily defunct domain) to my new digigar.com domain.
The old domain (which expired and I'm not going to tell you what it was), sent my expiration notice to email@example.com which I never saw. Now I am not getting 75% of my emails. It expired on June 5. It's amazing how fast services gets turned off in the digital world that we live in. It's also amazing how much you miss these services when they are gone.
I've now sent off lots of emails and raised lots of alarms (and paid some money) to get my old domain turned back on! Here's hoping for success.
Why do I tell you all this? Because if you sent me an email since June 5th, I might not have received it. You may have to try and try again. It will be rectified.