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They want to charge be $100 to recover a domain that isn't even expired yet. They are scammers and so sick of their tactics, moving everything over to hover, also moving my clients off of (mt).
Had it really not expired yet? Seems like there should be some universal rule instead of companies just doing what they want.
namecheap is good.
My understanding was that once you hit the expiration date, there is a recovery period where you can get the domain back, but the registrar charges for it.
Ya...now they are saying 30 days before the expiry date, which is bs. The renewal period is not the same as the expiry date. The best part was when I tried to check out they tacked on the $100 renewal fee and wouldn't let me not add a $100 ssl certificate. Try checking out of a godaddy.com shopping cart, it's like a game of tetris. Guaranteed you will have something added you don't want.
I recently switched from godaddy a week before my domain expired and it was no problem.
If you stay for another year, do you still have to pay recovery?
If I renewed for 10 years ... at $450 bucks they would of waved the fee. Another sales tactic to get the most out of the customer. Just sick of the tactics and their integrity as a business. I've used hover and love it, the customer support is top shelf and they treat you like a human not a cash cow.
If it's not a domain others would be interested in, just let it fully expire.
Then just buy it back for $.99 cents... use this code CJC1COMUK
That's what I've been doing lately instead of renewing.
I used the code recently but can't guarantee how long it will last.
I don;t get it. Why do you need to recover it if it isn't expired? Are they saying that it is expired?
Have you called them? I hate GoDaddy, but I have never experienced a situation like this. Not the same, but I just had a domain expire in the middle of the transfer to Hover and expected a hassle. No issue.
Nope, both the godaddy interface and who.is is saying it expires in two days, they tried to tell me something to do with it being a .se domain. Anyways, they can have it I'm not going to be a hostage. The whole thing is so slimy.
Are there weird requirements from Sweden regarding .se domains?
Ya I called them, told me if I renewed for 10 years they would wave it, they also told me a bunch of other bullshit. Like they tried to pay for it for me, and it's the domain issuer that is wanting the $100. Anyways, their whole business model is based on scammy upsells and 'fees'. No thanks.
I think it has to do with the domain suffix...I have a couple of foreign domains and they always renew a month early. Found this annoying since they don't list it this way in the admin area. However not sure it will be different with a different domain company or not.
Plus GoDaddy stopped offering deals on almost all renewals, new products only now. So why would anyone WANT to stay there if we still can't get dirt cheap renewals? I love hover. $10-15 may sound high, but since that already includes privacy, which many registries want another $5-15 a year for, it's good deal.
Plus their domain service to do the heavy lifting for you if you have a large amount of domains to move is priceless.
Godaddy charges for privacy too. Other registries do it for free.