Popular Tech Blog, TechCrunch blogged on the issue that became a popular news. Here’s the quote
Yesterday, Foursquare had some downtime. That’s nothing new, startups have downtime all the time — see: Twitter, that was their M.O. for about a year — but the reason for Foursquare’s appears to be a little humorous.
While the site is back up and running now, it appears that Foursquare forgot to renew their domain name, which expired on March 25. As a result, GoDaddy, the registrar, pulled the site and put up their own landing page. Which some people noticed on Twitter and other tipped us about.
Sounds funny ? For Foursquare, Luckilly they got the domain back as they grabbed it quickly and put it back.
So i just wanted to make you aware of your custom domain through this post. If you are using Godaddy as your domain registrar (which i guess most of you); then it just requires you to tick the autorenew box on the side of the domain. If not, then you need to make sure that your Email is updated with the domain registrar so that you will be notified many times before your domain actually expires.