Site Maintenance Alert: Possible Downtime
SouthernGospelBlog.com may go down for several hours some time over the next two or three days.
We’re moving domain registrars, leaving GoDaddy and going to NameCheap. I started using GoDaddy several years ago, simply because I had heard of it and knew it was the biggest. To this day, most of our contributors watch little to no TV, so we simply weren’t aware of their disgustingly suggestive and prurient advertising until recently. Once I realized how bad it was, I knew I had to leave.
I began transferring domains in August; this is the final batch. After over four months using NameCheap, I highly recommend it, especially for anyone leaving GoDaddy. GoDaddy’s user experience brings back memories of the worst of Web 1.0, maximizing profits at the expense of delivering what the user wants. Upsells and hidden charges appear at every turn, adding countless extra steps to the process of simply registering or renewing a domain. NameCheap’s user experience was built to be user-friendly; their menus, admin areas, and ordering processes are laid out in a far more easy-to-use and user-friendly fashion. (They are even slightly less expensive.)
Could you do us a favor? If you notice that the site is down, could you post a comment on our Facebook or Google+ pages, or tag us in a tweet (@sogospelblog) on Twitter? That way we’ll know the change is under way and flip the switches to get it back up under the new registrar sooner. (Thank you!)