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A cautionary tale
« on: August 03, 2020, 12:04:35 AM »

A year or so ago I missed out on a domain name renewal email for domain "tlachd.com". A nuisance operator called namebright then grabbed it and is charging over $2600 to release it. So check that your renewal email addresses are correct and that thereís no problem with spam filters. I think what went wrong there was that the renewal email address was wrong - I had confused the email address with one for something else, though it was a potential target for nuisance marketing junk and had quoted a nonsense email address of no-spam@example.com in place of a useable email address. A potentially very expensive mistake - Iím not paying, they can whistle for their money, I just retired the domain and switched usage to a different tld Ďextensioní (which isnít the correct term - first level domain label or whatever).
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Re: A cautionary tale
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 12:11:05 AM »

Oops.  :(
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Re: A cautionary tale
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 12:37:29 AM »

I just wanted to warn others to be careful, and review/test the mechanism for getting renewal warnings.
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Re: A cautionary tale
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 06:13:07 AM »

Do you not have an auto renew option? All of mine are set to automatically renew, just one provider at work has issues where they seem to take the direct debit after the domains expired, then renew it which is worrying.
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Re: A cautionary tale
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 07:35:51 AM »

Iím not entirely sure what went wrong. The contact email address was certainly wrong, I suspect that if the domain name was set to auto-renew, it may have been that an old credit card was recorded with expired details. It was a while back and Iím unsure of the precise details.   Iím moving domain names to be both registered and served by Andrews and Arnold who will just bill domain renewal costs to my monthly account so no future danger due to cards going bad. AA will provide email services, dns, registration and web hosting for anyone, regardless of whether or not you buy internet access from them, so I think thatís going to be the safest option for critical domain names for me.
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Re: A cautionary tale
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2020, 11:59:46 AM »

eggs in one basket springs to mind.
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Re: A cautionary tale
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2020, 07:09:51 PM »

Sorry, Chenks - could you explain ? Iím being a bit slow.
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Re: A cautionary tale
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2020, 07:42:41 AM »

well you seem to be moving everything to AA, that's putting all your eggs in one basket IMO.
should something "happen" to AA then you have trouble with everything you have with them.

best to spread out your services.
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