Years have passed and my credit card number changed.
Automatic renewal failed when it charged the old card number, obviously.
I read e-mails but I ignore 80% of them, especially if it's corporate mails.
Like those "hey we failed charging your CC during your auto-renewal period"
Yea yeah, sure, has been my attitude.
30 days has passed and obviously I was like "hey why isn't my website working?"
Next thing I check, a vulture company snatched my account and my domain is taken.
"It's gonna cost you $500 and it's perfectly legal and it's called business."
I paid and next thing I tried moving my domain, it told me "60 days non-transferrable period".
Ransom, hostage, whatever you wanna call it.
It is just business, as usual.