RegisterFly domain registration and web hosting scam
UCAN recently received a complaint regarding the domain name registration and web hosting services of RegisterFly.com:
I used Registerfly.com to purchase my webname (xxxxxxx) and for service. When my name was due to be renewed in Dec. 06, I renewed it, twice, but it never showed renewed. Now my webname has been purchased by xxxxxx. Is there any way I can get my webaddress back?
Thanks, xxxx xxxxxx
RegisterFly was a somewhat reputable company a number of years ago, but in the past year or two their services have declined. The number of consumer complaints skyrocketed (read the horror stories at the falling bullets, or here, here, and here) and it appears that RegisterFly simply stopped renewing a large number of its customers' domains. This all culminated in ICANN's termination of RegisterFly's accreditation in March 2007.
Fear not RegisterFly customers! On May 29, 2007, GoDaddy.com announced that it will help RegisterFly by taking over more than 850,000 domain names. New GoDaddy.com customers can call a dedicated 24-hour hot line at (480) 366-3500 or visit www.godaddy.com/welcomeregisterfly for more info.