I'm not going to be connected to the internet for a year, it's part of a 12-step program I am in. : )
Actually, there are some people, let's call them certain law-breakers, who as part of sentencing are not allowed to use the internet. By no means am I implying that is the situation of the person who asked the question.
But it is conceivable, tho unlikely, that someone may not have internet access yet still want to work on sites from a localhost. I can't see that stretching out to a full year, but more than a month is possible. And it's logical to think that if you had a yearly plan, then you wouldn't have to activate every month.
But that means the WA would have to code the while process over again for yearly plans, when the monthly cycle can act as a catch all.
Ray, did these topics ever come up in your planning meetings while you were hammering out the details for this program? : )