free site expiring?

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if i have a free site why am i getting a notice that my site is going to expire tomorrow unless i renew for 35 bucks?
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collettedotson

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Posted 7 years ago

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Nathan, Champion

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Hello collettedotson,

I think it may be referring to a custom domain name expiring. Did you register a custom domain name (such as yoursite.com, yoursite.org, yoursite.net, etc.)? Your site won't be gone if you don't renew, you'll just need to use a free .yolasite.com domain rather than a custom domain to keep it on the web (if you don't renew).
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Gop

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Hello Collette,

There was a well published change to the system last December.
You now need a hosting plan to publish custom domains. This can be either Bronze or Silver. Each of these may be by annual payment or monthly subscription. Your domain is an annual subscription.
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi collettedotson,

If the replies from Nathan and Gop haven't addressed your account concerns, please reply with your website address and I can research your specific account for you.
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Pastor Lynard Brock

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what about www.sobrietyrocks.biz and www.messiahsspiritualbody.yolasite.com what will happen if I can't afford to renew the bronze site? I want to keep my free site?
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Gop

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Hello,

Your yolasite will continue but your .biz site will become unpublished but won't be deleted. You will be able to republish that .biz site to a yolasite as well if you wish.
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Pastor Lynard Brock

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what about my email address lbrock@sobrietyrocks.biz? and what will my .biz site be? www.sobrietyrocks.yolasite.com?
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Gop

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www.sobrietyrocks.yolasite.com could be the name of your site, yes. It is up to you to select a sub-domain name and it would only be limited by availability. This is something I would try out now and then you can publish to both your custom domain and a yolasite sub-domain. The sub-domain will continue even if you discontinue your custom domain.

Your email address could be in jeopardy as this is set on a domain so if the domain goes then your email address will disappear also. This would be the same I think for GApps email or Yola Mail.

I forgot to mention, dear Pastor, that you can pay for your Bronze plan on a monthly subscription and this costs $4.95 a month. Maybe that could reduce the financial burden related to your website needs? This doesn't include your domain subscription however which would be somewhere in the order of $12 per year ( I don't know for sure what a .biz domain costs, Apologies).