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Notice: Sustainable Websites will be closing its web hosting service Jan 31st, 2013. We recommend GreenGeeks instead.

Existing customers: please contact GreenGeeks for any support issues.

Closing Frequently Asked Questions

We're Partnering With GreenGeeks for Web Hosting

I will be closing up the web hosting side of my business Jan 31st, 2013. Since having kids, moving to Seattle, and teaching and working at the University of Washington, my responsibilities and priorities have changed - so it is time to move on for me. is a company with a similar ethos and customer orientation to Sustainable Websites. They will migrate all customers to a new server after you sign up for web hosting on their site. The cost of the hosting will be discounted, and the quality of support and service will improve.

I’m happy to make this transition and will do my best to ensure it goes smoothly for you.

You must sign up with GreenGeeks with your payment info - I cannot transfer your payment details to them because it is encrypted and only you have access.

Sign up here:

I recommend that you sign up for the yearly package, which is $65.40 for the year (with the discount coupon below). This will also get you free website migration and free domain transfer & renewal for the life of the account.

Use the coupon code SUSTAINABLEWEBSITES to get an additional $30 discount on your web hosting with GreenGeeks.

GreenGeeks system admins have already determined that our web hosting systems are similar enough to make it easy to host your sites. We will contact you with more details about any steps necessary for you.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost ten years since I started this business! I’m so grateful for the support of friends, family, friends of friends, business partners, customers and supporters around the world for making Sustainable Websites the best little hosting company. GreenGeeks will help you take all of your sites to the next level - you will be in good hands and at another green web host.

I look forward to staying in touch. I mean that sincerely - please sign up for my sustainable marketing email list and I’ll let you know if I am running a course or starting another company. If you tweet, I am @sustainableweb (around monthly) and @ivanoats (about daily).

If you have business ideas, in the green space or in Seattle, let me know! If you work at UW, contact where I work - the Center for Commercialization, or if not, contact me directly.

Kind regards,

Ivan Storck

Founder, Sustainable Websites

The Top Five Reasons to Switch to GreenGeeks

The top five reasons to switch to GreenGeeks web hosting:

  1. We're closing! Have you heard?
  2. Unlimited storage
    No more worries about your email quota getting too big.
  3. Unlimited bandwidth
    No more worries about the web site going down because it's too popular.
  4. Automatic transfer assistance for no charge
    GreenGeeks will move your site for you.
  5. It's less expensive
    Save money. Sign up for the yearly program, use the $30 off coupon SUSTAINABLEWEBSITES and your cost is only $65.40 for the year

Go to to get started today.

Update my Name Servers? What is my EPP code?

Sustainable Websites is closing Jan 31st, 2013. To finish the transition to greengeeks, you must update your name servers.

You can only update your name servers or get your EPP code where you bought your doman name.

Many customers have used our partner (but separate) company Please visit their site and login there to change your name servers. You can also call them at +1 (480) 624-2500.

SustainableWebsites does not manage or sell domain names. You must contact your domain name registrar to change your nameservers.

If you do not remember where you bought your domain name from, check WHOIS.

If your registrar is listed as WILD WEST DOMAINS, it is probably is staying around - It's fully staffed and available 24-7 online and via phone.

What is my FTP hostname?

Either your main domain name, with or without the www, or

I need help with the Migration Request Form
Contact GreenGeeks for assistance with all migration issues
Is Sustainable Domains closing?

No. is a separate company, and is staying around. It's not closing. It's fully staffed and available 24-7 online and via phone.

Can I continue with you or get more time?
No, sorry. The servers are getting turned off and deleted on January 31st, no exceptions. We cannot afford to continue the service at this time. We've been warning people since Dec 12, 2012.
How do I log in to the billing area to cancel?
No need to cancel. We are closed for business already as of Jan 31st, 2013.