I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an useful answer. You should email the people at Godaddy as they probably could answer your Godaddy question..
I was thinking that this might be a good practice.
Thanks for confirming it so...
I don't think Yahoo allows you to turn auto-renewal off. I think this is wrong. If you don't want the domains threaten to do a chargeback on all of them, because you were not made aware of this pre-billing and there was no option to turn auto-renewing off. This may make them change their tune. I'm a big fan of chargebacks. These big companies setup arcane policies that no one but them knows about and then expect you to bend over...
I canceled my hosting, so a few months later they emailed me and offered me a deal if I came back. They said they would waive the setup fee and give me the first month of hosting free, so I went through the signup process and entered in the promotion code. A few days later I get charged for, you guessed it, the setup fee and first month of hosting... After numerous exchanges where they admitted there was an error, but due to their accounting/processing? it could take upto 30 days for my refund to be credited... Why should I wait 30 days to get a refund of money they never had a right to take to begin with? So I did a chargeback and canceled my hosting account...
Be aware that HostGator providers can change their terms at will. So if their auto.
Renew was set to take effect on the day it expires, they might change it to.
Let it do so 15 days or even 2 months before..
This has been said before, but I'm going to repeat it: read the fine prints. It's.
An absolute necessity nowadays, there's just no excuse not to do so..
Speaking of fine print, here's the one in question:.
(for all products purchased.
On the side, I've read somewhere here and in WHT that there are credit card.
Providers who now either create "prepaid" credit cards (or something like that).
And issue new ones after fulfilling a certain condition. There's also another set.
Who allow you to set limits for autobilling...
I am not sure about UK residents, but doing this in the US may adversely affect your credit rating. Just and FYI..
For more credit info..
About Yahoo domains... The old saying goes: you get what you pay for... It took me trying to save a few bucks using GD to find out saving a few bucks now may cost me a whole lot later. Now I'm doing nearly all of my business at Moniker. Live and learn.....
I can't see how it can matey. People lose cards all the time..
All you are doing is getting a new number, all other details (credit limit etc) remain the same..
But maybe it is different in the USA so I cannot really comment..
I have done this reguarly and can sleep a little safer at night knowing I have considerably less chance of getting fooked up the bum by a company that have my CC details on their records to abuse...
If you state your credit card is stolen or lost, your credit can be affected. It can be more difficult to get credit because some of the credit services put a fraud alert on your account. I know from personal experience when someone stole my CC. It made life difficult for the next 6 months...
Thanks for pointing this out. No wonder I couldn't find it in the TOS because I was looking at:.
And to view.
Yahoo! Small Business Terms of Service.
(for all products purchased since 8/17/2004) as the domains were purchased 07/05..
I noticed in that TOS it doesn't mention anything in regards to a 15 renewal policy (at least I think). Yahoo is Yahoo though and I am sure I am still out of my money. I am just wondering if I have any grounds on my argument with them about the policy, as I am trying to get my money back (or at least some) from them..
Thank you very much for all of your replies everyone..
Nowadays it's not a matter of what's right and what's wrong. It's a matter of.
Understanding what you're getting into..
It's BS, but it's reality. Read the fine prints, ask questions, then make up your.
Mind whether you want to do business with that provider or not..
You could try arguing with them, even ask for a supervisor or manager. Hope.
For the best, but expect the worst...
I started off with yahoo domains. I knew every trick on yahoo's trick book because I got caught everytime..
Long story short..
Buy domains with yahoo.com for $2.99 then cancel your credit card..
After a year transfer them away to your favourite registrar. Transfering is not a hassle at all with yahoo..
The best HostGator practice with yahoo is buy domains for 2 yrs then transfer them away..
They don't have "Auto-Renew Off" service but you can cancel the service by clicking HostGator individually. this is pain in the tail. worth doing for $2.99.
Yahoo doesn't have a Push feature though. This almost cost me my first DN sale, because it was within the first 60 days so I couldn't transfer it. But it was a sizable sale, so I gave up my Yahoo account, which I used for like 5 years for email. Wasn't happy about that...
It seems like I remember them doing that to me to but my renewal dates were staggered, so I was able to prevent that and drop most of the ones I didn't want before they renewed. I try to remember to turn off auto renew if the option is available. I feel your pain!..
Take care guys with the auto-renew thingy it`s a big scam.
Sorry for you readyman...
Let me ofer some good advice..
With credit cards it is worthwhile getting the number changed approx every 9 months..
To do this report the card as lost, ask them to block the card and reissue you with a new card and number..
This means that anything you may have subscribed for ages ago that you might have forgotten about and do no want to resubscribe to they will not be able to nail you..
And any ones that you do want to keep trust me they will contact you by telephone/email to let you know that the payment did not go through. If you want to you simply give them the new CC number..
This means that you will never be duped by unscroupulous companys..
Trust me this works and I have personally saved myself from getting nailed many times now..
The only downside is you have no card for a few days but hell it's worth it...
What are the auto-renewal dates for other registrars?.
Usually I turned it off for sure, just curious...