D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

Avoid RegisterFly!

Sunday, May 20, 2007 6:45 AM

I posted back on May 9th about an issue I was having with renewing an expired domain through RegisterFly. It's now been about a week and a half...and its STILL not renewed. I'm now told there's a "technical issue" that's preventing renewals to go through. A technical issue? And one that takes more than a few weeks to fix?!

I've sent another support ticket asking for when the system will be ready to accept new renewals. I tried doing a transfer through Go Daddy, but apparantly expired domains need to be renewed with the prior registrar (I was hoping that GoDaddy could just renew it, but I guess it doesn't work that way). Also, there's a 60 day hold where the domain can't be transferred. That's total BS...you get a situation like this where a registrar is basically holding a domain hostage.

Lesson learned: make SURE that whoever you register with is credible and reliable, and don't assume that the cheapest deal is the best deal.



# re: Avoid RegisterFly!

It's concerning that you don't yet know that Registerfly.com has been unable to sell any products or services for about 2 months now. ICANN has stripped them of their cred and sued them several times. There are also 2 class action lawsuits against registerfly. I strongly suggest that you do chargebacks against registerfly.com since they can't provide you with anything and ICANN will be closing it up (possibly) within a week. Also, see RegisterFlies.com for an explanation. 5/20/2007 11:28 PM | Concerned

# re: Avoid RegisterFly!

I had heard that they were in trouble, but I didn't realize that they weren't able to sell products/services? They're still using the ICANN association on their site...but that doesn't mean anything.

Thanks for pointing me to RegisterFlies!

D 5/21/2007 12:49 AM | D'Arcy from Winnipeg

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