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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-21-2003, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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FYI, register.com

I received this in an email tonight

Dear XXXX XXXXX

We have learned that a Website located at Renewal-Center.com
has been soliciting our customers and encouraging them to
renew and enter their credit card, address, and other personal
information.

Register.com is not affiliated with Renewal-Center.com. Any
renewal attempts through this site will not be successful.
The personal information that you have provided to Register.com
remains safe and secure.

If you receive a solicitation from Renewal-Center.com, 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 Renewal-Center.com 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.

Register.com'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 Register.com account, please do not hesitate to
contact us through our Website (http://www.register.com) or by calling:

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

Sincerely,
Richard D. Forman
President and CEO
Register.com, Inc.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2003, 01:58 AM
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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 pitchforks.com ... 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 ... pitchforks.com 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 lethaldeath.com with GoDaddy. Big Middle Finger to Network Solutions!

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-22-2003, 03:16 PM
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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.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2003, 03:29 AM
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Big props to Chris for initially pointing me in the direction of GoDaddy!

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-18-2003, 07:30 PM
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Question:

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?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2003, 02:47 AM
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I'm guessing the domain name needs to be purchased too ... but I've never looked much into it, so I could be wrong.

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