Popular location based social networking company forgets to renew its domain name.
Kudos to social networking site Foursquare, which freely admitted this morning on Twitter that it messed up and didn’t renew its domain name.
Based on the language of the tweet, it appears that Foursquare may have had an old credit card on file with domain name registrar GoDaddy. Or perhaps its email address in whois at firstname.lastname@example.org no longer worked.
Compare Foresquare’s admission with what happened when CrashPlan let its domain name expire. It blamed GoDaddy, and the falsehood that it was GoDaddy’s fault quickly spread across the web. Forgetting to renew a domain name is one of the most common reason major sites have outages.
Whatever the reason for Foresquare letting its domain name expire, it won’t have the same problem for at least another 10 years. It renewed the domain name until March 25, 2020.