Author and Graphic Designer
A couple years ago, I owned my first domain without the subdomain. I bought it with a plan from Weebly. I could afford it, but when my finances tightened up, I did not renew my plan, but kept my domain. Did Weebly tell me I have an issue I need to resolve? No. They allowed me to use my domain with the free plan--the big deception. Why couldn't I use my domain? I paid for it. That's like asking to keep your driving license even if you don't have a car. Oh, I can keep my domain all right--I just can't use it.
Weebly had decided that since I changed my dns records, I no longer could use my domain on their site. They had reduced me to a subdomain and put me of the professional ladder, but maybe this was part of God's plans. After all, my readership hadn't increased, my book sales remain the same and my design business seemed to have stopped. I'm still a nobody in a world of readers. Maybe it was not time to have a domain.
This where I am trusting the Lord. I had thought about just going ahead and pay the $60 so I can still use my domain, but the lack of visitors and readers doesn't encourage me to do so. I need to make my presence known and to let readers know there is another best selling author on her way, but it will take time. I can't do this in my own strength. I need God to come through for me and He will, but this is not the time to make my domain live. Only in His time will it happen. I have to be honest. It doesn't feel good. I still have an email you can write me to unless of course that is invalid because I can't use my domain.
At any rate, I'm trusting him to grant me justice or favor. Why should I have to pay to connect to a domain I already own? Just because I changed my records? A decision I wish I never made, but God is merciful. One way or other, the time will come when I can post my website without the subdomain.