Someone just got a $225,000 dollar bill for .XYZ domain renewals!

Remember that .XYZ penny promo from last year?

Almost 3 million .XYZ domains were registered in June of 2016, at the Registry’s loss, for a penny each.

It’s renewal time, and someone who registered 45,000 .XYZ domains having spent $450, received a renewal bill for $225,000 dollars!

That amounts to $5 bucks per .XYZ domain, at Internet BS.

While registrars such as Uniregistry turned promotional .XYZ auto-renewals off, apparently that wasn’t the case with Internet BS.

Here’s the situation as it unfolded on Facebook, yesterday:

Statistically, even with a 5% renewal rate, millions of .XYZ domains registered during the $0.01 promotion are expected to drop in the coming months.


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6 Responses to “Someone just got a $225,000 dollar bill for .XYZ domain renewals!”
  1. LOL ….. high carrumba !

  2. Hosting Jobs says:

    Well that’s why you use disposable card numbers.

  3. Pinkytron says:

    Internet.bs sent out a reminder about autorenewal a few days ago

  4. DomainGang says:

    Pinkytron – What did the autorenewal reminder say?

  5. Robert says:

    More importantly, not ONE xyz domain out of 45K worth renewing 🙂

  6. Pinkytron says:

    Just said that if you have stored a credit card and set names to auto renew they will be auto renewed.

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