As a couple of you know, last year I started a personal site/blog at another domain for purely vanity purposes. It was a nice site while it lasted (it still lasts), but I was drawn back to the 'Hat. I don't intend to keep the blog portion of it alive, but I do intend to keep the domain for myself, and I've quite enjoyed keeping personal email accounts, etc. through Google Apps.
The site is registered through GoDaddy, but is hosted by Dreamhost, which is a fine hosting company, but not very helpful to those who wish to cancel hosting services. Now I'm coming up on one year renewal, which I'm not inclined to keep (because while I'm keeping the domain I've already archived everything written on the blog, and don't care to preserve that for posterity). But Dreamhost, if I cancel hosting (which I will), tells me that the cancellation will be effective immediately, which would also end my use of Google Apps (included through Dreamhost's hosting service), I think, which I don't want to happen. And naturally I can't find a tutorial on how to cancel Dreamhost hosting service while keeping access to Google Apps, which means, primarily, email for me and a few other people to whom I've given accounts on that domain.
Google, unfortunately, also seems most unhelpful in terms of online guides for how to resolve such a problem.
Do we have any readers with experience with cancelling hosting through Dreamhost but keeping access to Google Apps, or repointing domains generally? Anyone with insight into this problem on a basic level who might be willing to give advice? Am I even asking the right questions? If so or if not, please feel free to comment below, using a working email address in the provided comment line (NOT the text body of the comment – I can read your address behind the Popehat dashboard), and I'll get in touch via email.