On Thursday, while working at the coffee shop, I received a call on my mobile from a woman who was speaking in a fairly thick accent — rather difficult for me to understand. I walked outside, out of the sounds of Starbucks, leaned against the window so that I could keep an eye on my laptop, and listened.
The young woman had been accessing my Landmarks for Schools web site, but had gotten a credit card advertisement instead of teacher support. She checked Register.com, and learned that my landmark-project.com domain was expiring on that day.
From the shop, I was able to contact with Register.com, the registrar of my domain, learning that it the domain was still being managed by a hosting company that I used a few years ago. I called them, and they were able to get the domain extended in a matter of minutes — calling me back, while I was still at Starbucks, to confirm.
Not until this morning, did I take the time to track the phone number of the woman who called to warn me. National code +41 is Switzerland.
T h a n k s !