Required external vendor costs for basic maintenance of the family website are approximately $150.00 per year, representing $70 per year for website hosting services, $15 for annual domain name renewal (www.collins-kin.com), and $65 for various software updates required to protect and maintain the website. The website has been an outstanding way to archive and display information, as well as to send and receive information from family members.
Occasionally we incur expenses for the hiring of computer programming and technical support for website repairs, general maintenance and related services. Annual costs for these services have varied each year from roughly $75 to $180 per year, plus or minus.
Ongoing day-to-day website administration and upkeep is performed by volunteers, family members Courtney Dunbar and Deborah Collins-Nears.