FYI, - DFWstangs Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-21-2003, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
No Cerveza... No Trabajo
01WhiteCobra's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Where's my beer?
Posts: 21,924

I received this in an email tonight


We have learned that a Website located at
has been soliciting our customers and encouraging them to
renew and enter their credit card, address, and other personal
information. is not affiliated with Any
renewal attempts through this site will not be successful.
The personal information that you have provided to
remains safe and secure.

If you receive a solicitation from, delete
it. Customers who fall prey to this scheme could have their
personal information abused. If you have already submitted your
credit card information to you should
contact your credit card company immediately and have the
card number cancelled and report the problem as fraud.

We have taken the appropriate steps to have this Website turned
off so that none of our customer's accounts or personal
information will be threatened. In addition, we've contacted
the appropriate authorities who are taking all necessary steps
to address this situation.'s customers are incredibly important to us. As
always, we are committed to providing a secure environment for
our customers and their information.

Should you have any questions regarding this email or any inquiries
concerning your account, please do not hesitate to
contact us through our Website ( or by calling:

Within the U.S. and Canada: (800) 899-9723
Outside the U.S. and Canada: +1 (902) 742-1466

Richard D. Forman
President and CEO, Inc.
01WhiteCobra is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2003, 01:58 AM
You lookin' at mah EYE?!
DarkWolf's Avatar
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 8,316
I registered with GoDaddy, and recieved a similar notice ... but it was Network Solutions trying to trick GoDaddy customers into re-registering with NS ... at the much higher prices.

Not long after that e-mail showed up, I recieved a notice in my physical mail, notifying me that my registration was about to expire, and I needed to re-register, and fill out this form and mail it back, or go to this website, and fill in the information online, and blah blah blah.

Looked down at the fine print, and sure enough, it was sent by Network Solutions, even though all over the letter, it had GoDaddy, and GoDaddy logos, and looked legit.

I still had about 5 months on my registration when I go this letter.

I'll NEVER do business with Network Solutions, or subsidary companies. Not only because of this stunt, but because they also tried to screw us over when we were looking to register a domain for Lethal Death. When we were going over ideas for domains, we finally decided on ... so we check on NS to see if it's available, and it is. But rather than registering it immediately, we held off for a day, and decided to register with GoDaddy since they were a bit cheaper, and offered the same services. Lo and behold ... is no longer availabe. And doing a whois to find out who registered it ... and how odd that it would not be registered the day before ... who else, but Network Solutions! The fucking bastards snatched it up because we checked on it's availability through their service. When we contacted them about it, they said they were willing to sell it to us ... registration cost, plus an additional sale cost, and domain transfer cost.

So we went with #2 on the list, and registered with GoDaddy. Big Middle Finger to Network Solutions!

Graphic Design / Photography / Web Design
DarkWolf is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2003, 03:16 PM
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 3,174
Network Solutions sucks ass. All IT people should boycott them. Godaddy rocks as far as registering domain names. Used them for over 2 years with zero problems.
chris is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2003, 03:29 AM
You lookin' at mah EYE?!
DarkWolf's Avatar
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 8,316
Big props to Chris for initially pointing me in the direction of GoDaddy!

Graphic Design / Photography / Web Design
DarkWolf is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-18-2003, 07:30 PM
98 SVT Cobra
MoonDog's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Central IL
Posts: 5,109

Email addresses at GoDaddy are about 9-10 bucks a year. Can I just get an email address to use or do I also need to purchase the domain name from them?
MoonDog is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2003, 02:47 AM
You lookin' at mah EYE?!
DarkWolf's Avatar
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 8,316
I'm guessing the domain name needs to be purchased too ... but I've never looked much into it, so I could be wrong.

Graphic Design / Photography / Web Design
DarkWolf is offline  
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the DFWstangs Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome