So asciisector.net is down because I didn't pay for renewal of the domain. But I can't find any emails from my hosting provider with an invoice for the next year - and there isn't any invoice for this in my 'Invoice administration' in my control panel provided by the host. So I'm suspecting that they just didn't send one.
Furthermore, the initial reply I've gotten from support is that they charge USD 209 to restore the domain, which is absurd since they charge USD 33 for registering a .net domain for one year and the same amount for transfering a domain to their servers. Why they're charging triple that just to restore a domain is beyond me. I've asked them, but haven't heard back yet.
The bottom line is that there's no way I'm paying their extortion fee, so if they insist on that, it could take a while before asciisector.net is back up, since I'll just have to let it expire completely and then rebuy it.