Intentional or a simple oversight……….you decide!
Representative Sam Yingling, the former Avon Township Supervisor, was the only person getting the renewal notices from GoDaddy since his personal Yahoo email address was the one on their records. GoDaddy starts sending out notices far in advance of your renewal and continues to send them even AFTER the domain has expired, thus giving you a bit more time to redeem them before they go up for sale. Most are well aware of the ongoing tiff that exists between Yingling and his hand-picked replacement, current Supervisor Lisa Rusch. It’s also well known that Yingling is supportive of Assessor Chris Ditton who has literally shut down the Assessors office due to his claim that he no longer has funds to pay for his staff.
Other “required” domain notices must have been ignored as well
A new ICANN rule became effective January 1, 2014, requiring ALL REGISTRARS to send a verification email to the registrant of the domain name to validate that ALL of the whois contact information including email address, state and postal code for the domain/domains are correct.
Still, the big question that has everybody scratching their heads is “What did he do with those multiple GoDaddy renewal notices and was it intentional to simply ignore them?” With the site being down, it also shuts down the Assessor’s office information as well as the Food Pantry.
What did Representative Sam Yingling do with the renewal notices?
According to the current Township Supervisor, Lisa Rusch, she claims she never received any forwarded emails from Yingling or notices. It’s still unknown just exactly when the site went down but someone in the Township discovered it around October 8th when they went to update some information on it. Luckily the website itself is not hosted at GoDaddy (only the domain is registered there) so they are expecting that all of the content can be retrieved and the site back online by the end of the week. Records indicate that Sam Yingling paid for the domain (renewal) several years ago using a credit card and put everything in his name including him being the Registered Name, the Administrative Name, and the Technical Name. That means he had complete control over the domain including any technical changes or modifications in ownership.
Avon Township website expected to be up and running again within a week
After contacting GoDaddy, the Supervisor’s office was able to move the domain over to a new account which requires a few days for it to propagate and become available, thus the delay in it being available now. If you’ve ever bought a domain from someone you will understand the delay process.
Republican challenger questions why Avon Township website went down
At Monday night’s meeting there was a lot of discussion on the amount of time the assessor spends in his locked office and the fact that all the office phones seem to have been unplugged making it impossible to reach anyone there, including himself. Supervisor Rusch commented on how her staff has been trying to help those who call the Township office seeking property help and that it has also put a strain on neighboring assessor offices who are fielding calls from residents. During the second public comment session, District 62 Republican candidate, Rod Drobinski, asked several questions regarding the website as well as the assessor situation. The following video is a clip from the meeting covering that exchange of words.
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