Network Solutions : Domain discount promo ends with massive mess

A Network Solutions domain promo offering “free domain transfers” attracted dozens of domainers. The free domain transfer promotion by NetSol, used a coupon code, FREETRNSFEROCT, to facilitate what was supposed to be a controlled amount of domain transfers. Soon after, the domain coupon code was shared on social media and domain forums, such as NamePros, […]

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Autorenew OFF : Are the GoDaddy renewal emails “predatory” ?

GoDaddy has been quite aggressive with its renewal reminders, and email notices continue when one turns autorenew off. But are such notices predatory? One user seems to think so. In a Reddit post titled “GoDaddy’s transactional emails are downright predatory,” the GoDaddy customer explains: “I manage a set of about a dozen domain names for […]

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Domain Memes : Can you afford the new gTLD renewals?

Domain Memes are “funnies” related to the domain industry, and we recently rolled out this new, frequently updated and usually fun content. There are lots of jokes that a meme can convey, but it’s not just funny things that it tries to address. Take, for example, today’s domain meme about gTLD pricing: it’s about to […]

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PIR Registry raises .ORG domain prices once again

Taking advantage of its contract with ICANN, the .ORG Registry, PIR, is rising prices once again. On August 1st, wholesale prices will be increased by 10% and the cost will be passed onto the consumers, naturally, by their respective Registrars. PIR is not the only domain Registry to raise prices per their ICANN agreement; Verisign, […]

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From GoDaddy to Certegy collections over a $13.17 ‘debt’

Payment processor Certegy does not hold back; when it comes down to collecting a $25 dollar fee over a debt of $13.17 at GoDaddy, they will either get their money or report you to the credit bureaus, affecting your credit score in the process. A DomainGang reader and GoDaddy customer that wants to remain anonymous, […]

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Update: GoDaddy sent account to collections over $8.50

A disgruntled GoDaddy customer who received a collections notice over a failed charge for $8.50 insists that GoDaddy initiated the process with payment processor Certegy. GoDaddy has denied that they initiated any collections process. The GoDaddy customer clarified that the automatic renewal triggered a charge to a checking account that had been closed – not […]

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‘Godaddy screwed me!’ Domainer account sent to collections agency over $8.50

Fresh from the yes!wtf department comes this news about GoDaddy sending to collections a domainer who didn’t keep an active credit card on record. Although the “Godaddy Screwed Me” title might have been overkill, so was the GoDaddy act, that involved an amount of $8.50 for the domain and $25 for the collection agency: “After […]

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