What do you do on the day before Christmas?
Well, in this case, I helped a friend to register a domain name for his small business. Octave DeSmet has a business hauling round bales in central Alberta. A little over two years ago I registered balesrus.com for him, but the registration recently expired. We tried tried for 2 months to renew his web site registration with ifastnet.com, but no matter what we tried, nothing worked. I was ready to give up, but Octave finds his web site very useful for potential customers. They can calculate the cost of hauling before they even pick up the phone.
I found that the similar domain name name of balesrus.ca was available, and I looked at other registration services. godaddy.com advertised a good price, but then added enough required services that the final cost was no bargain. At my son Andrew's suggestion, I checked-out netfirms.com, whose price was only about $60 for a 5-year registration. I had trouble getting Octave's phone number into a format that the registration form would recognize as valid, but a FREE PHONE CALL to netfirm's help line solved the problem in about a minute. Try viewing balesrus.ca it works! If it doesn't work, please let me know.
This evening, I will gather with family and friends to celebrate God's gift to us. But for now, I am happy to have been able to do a good deed for a friend.
Merry Christmas everyone!