HotDoodle does not turn off your site when fees are first due, but rather conducts a phased shutdown so you will have the opportunity to fund your account or turn off the site. Notices are emailed to the registered site owner. In later phases the messages also appear in the site, but only to site owners and administrators.
- Monthly fees are due, however the website has entered a grace period and operates normally.
- Midway through the grace period the site owner is notified by email that fees are due.
- This first grace period has expired and admin users will be warned that fees are due when they login. To all other users the site will still display its pages normally.
- The second grace period has expired and the site is locked, which prevents login and registration on the website. The website will display on the web in a normal manner.
- The site is suspended and will not display in a normal manner. It can be instantly restored to its normal functionality with the deposit of the monthly fees.
- The site, along with its backup copies, have been deleted. The site can only be recovered with an archival tape restoration fee.