I have. Actually, I thought about this about a week ago when my dadâ€™s photographer friend asked for help in transferring his studioâ€™s domain name info to his daughter. The domain is under his late sonâ€™s email address (unfortunately, they have no idea what his password is), and he was asking for help in domain transfer and updating his web site. Luckily, my design companyâ€™s web host is owned by a friend, so I didnâ€™t feel too weird asking them what to do in such an odd circumstance.
The death of my dadâ€™s friendâ€™s son was totally unexpectedâ€”thatâ€™s why my dadâ€™s friend had the domain registered under his name. As I remember hearing from a CSI: Crime Scene Investigation past episodeâ€¦ â€œChildren arenâ€™t supposed to die before their parents.â€ But it happens. And when it does, weâ€™re usually unprepared for it.
I guess thatâ€™s one of the things about us â€œyoung people.â€ We know that we still have a whole lifetime ahead of us, and thinking about death is something far from our mind. I heard my dad tell an aunt once that he was finding it difficult to accept the fact that heâ€™s nearing the point of his life when he needs to start thinking about what will happen when heâ€™s gone. I never thought I would too, honestly. It never really occurred to me until my dadâ€™s friend brought up his domain problem with me last week. Read more