Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an anything. You should email the people at Godaddy as they probably could give you an answer..
Hmmm, interesting, they must have changed the rules. But it opens things up for abuse if registrars can cancel without cost in a few days. They can register a domain, traffic check and then cancel at no cost if the HostGator looks unprofitable..
It seems the perks of being an accredited registrar get better all the time...
I just canceled a HostGator with GoDaddy the other day. I canceled it the next day after I regged it. I emailed them and they told me to cancel my HostGator and e-mail them back with my payment type and the last 4 digits of my credit card used to register the domain. I e-mailed them back with the info they requested and then I received this e-mail from them:.
Hope this helps,.
I saw that they are doing it, some time ago I tried to get expiring HostGator sosnowiec.net ( Polish town ~250 000 ppl).
And some big company reged it and after 2 months when I checked whois this HostGator was available.....
With Moniker, you can cancel the HostGator within 4 days and you get full refund instantly except for the 25 cents which is ICAAN fee..
This way you should not loose money on useless domains that dont get any traffic..
If you want to know more please PM me.
O my goodness. Are you kidding me? I can not get a full refun (25 cents loss ICANN)..
That really pisses me off, I can not believe it, and I do not get the refund at all. That serouisly pisses me off...
A lot of people don't really know that, either. But that's the reality: once you.
Sign-up for a HostGator name, no refunds..
All registrars state that in their Service Agreements. Whether people bother to.
Read or even agree is up to them..
It's up to the registrar if they want to or not. Some will do, others don't if it'll.
Especially eat into their profits..
If you cancelled your HostGator name roughly within the 120-hour window from.
The date and time it was first registered, try calling Go Daddy and see what.
Happens. If they say no refund, then that's it..
You can challenge it. But don't expect it to.
I'd get over it if I were you, though. If you were expecting to be refunded for.
Something you "didn't use", I'm sorry to say you expected too much...
It's just not far, kind of pisses me off in a way..
You said there might be consequences... like what?..
I guess you can get the refund..
I once made a bulk registration, and some names showed registration failure, then I got the refund..
But your case is you canceled the name by yourself, you need to send an email to their support stuff, I think they may approve to refund you...
Pretty sure that the $0.25 would be a Moniker fee not an Icann fee..
In general there is no refund. Why should there be? It is not as if the product has been damaged during the 2 day period.. Also, depending on which registrar you used you need to read the small print re refunds which unless specified as available assume not...
In this article, Bob of GoDaddy talks about this scheme and why it's bad:.
I know DomainSite.com does not do refunds no mater how soon you contact them about it...
U can do it at cnobin for 1 $ feeMoniker for 1$ or 25 cents as per your account. Enom for 25 cents ....
Don't let $8 piss you off that much, where did you see you would get a refund?... read the TOS before ordering..
Thanks to all for the statements..
Anyways.. I thought it said "refunds" somewhere at GD. Maybe not..
This is very dumb, I hate it. These registrars need to stop being so greedy. What is NamePros doing? why don't we make an actual good registrar except the one we have now that is in shadows?..
FYI, it's only .25 if you have more than 1,000 names there, less than 1,000 the fee is $1.00...
I too did this with 5 domains I purchased. I needed the money back for an emergency so I cancelled the domains 2 days later and emailed support. They were quick to reply and help. I won't be doing it again, was a one-time thing. Godaddy is a great registrar, has been really good to me...
Using GoDaddy you clicked "cancel" , yes?.
I don't think you get your money back, unfortunately..
More info could help us answer the question definitively, however..
I think you've almost certainly lost your money, and there's no real point in cancelling a HostGator (unless you're being threatened with legal action or something) as you don't get your money back if you do, they're "non refundable." You might as well keep it a full year and let it expire at the end of the 12 months - but make sure you don't have auto-renew set at your registrar..
Unless of course, you're one of the few who seem to have privilaged access to the registration system, and can register a HostGator for one or two weeks and then cancel it again, I assume at no cost to them. But I guess ICANN will get round to policing that in a few years or so...
At namecheap if you are a good customer and you ask nicely they will usually cancel a HostGator for you and give you a full refund if it's within 7 days of purchase...
If you cancelled with godaddy.
Within 5 days.
You will get your money back..
....you have to call them to confirm it. Online cancel.
Get your money back...