I actually want to issue a warning? If you're on a server were your admin doesn't actually seem active any more, you should definitely back up your data!
As a lot of instances were spun up a year ago in the rapid growth we had then, they might be left to expire. And having a backup account just in case may be really good.
Even if they are active, it's easy to forget to renew a domain and having it get eaten by someone else.
@fexel so just blindly trust that this is done? No thank you.
And in my own case, I lose track of time when I'm low on spoons (don't ask, look up spoon theory). So when I think I have months left it already expired.
Aggressively countering someone's advice is, well aggressive... 😂🤣
@orangecoastcollegeprivacy @maloki a fair point, though currently you would have to prove that the person is dead or in the hospital and have been given the rights to do so for the sake of security. This would likely fall under the responsibility of surviving members of the person's family (if any) and not some random stranger on the Internet. Else you're pretty much SOL and have to rebuild from the ground up.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It's a thought, and i see what you intended now. However it is impractical with the way most registrars are set up currently. If only a domain registrar does what Enjin does for Game Guild/Clan Hosting and allows anyone to chip in to pay for hosting costs. (not sure if they still do that, but that's what the once allowed users to do when I was playing Planetside 2 in the early days of the game)
@astraluma i make regular backups of the whole DB on the server side
on your end, there's a tab in your user settings called "data export" where you can download an archive of all of your data, which could potentially be used in the future to reimport your profile on another server. there may be a way to automate that but i haven't heard of anyone doing it yet