September 3, 2005 - (HOSTSEARCH.COM) - Domain registrar BulkRegister, today announced that it is automatically renewing all domains set to expire through September 16, and those already expired, that are managed by BulkRegister members based in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. This action is designed to assure those displaced by the hurricane that they will retain ownership of their domains, and that they will continue to function. BulkRegisters members in areas hit by the storm manage thousands of domains, many of which provide access to the web sites of important businesses. If such domains were to expire, the web sites associated with them would become inaccessible, resulting in lost business and the possible loss of the domain name itself.
We do not want BulkRegister members devastated by Hurricane Katrina to be further burdened by worrying about their domains expiring during this terrible upheaval in their lives, said Eric Rice, General Manager of BulkRegister. Many of these members manage hundreds of domain names, and they currently have no access to a computer or phone to renew key domains. This small courtesy is the least we can do to make sure that critical domains are not lost. We encourage the entire reseller and registrar community to extend similar support to their domain holders.
To qualify for complimentary auto-renewal, domains must have already expired or be scheduled to expire by September 16, 2005, and the members address must be in a zip code deemed closed to mail service by the United States Postal Service as of August 31st, 2005. An updated list of such zip codes is currently published on the United States Postal Services web site, located at http://www.usps.com/communications/news/serviceupdates.htm. BulkRegister members with questions should call Customer Support at 877-527-8869.