Month: April 2007

Registerfly BS

Well as you can see, I finally have my website back up and running. What happened?

I had my domain name registered through registerfly.com. As it turns out, they have since been going through some legal problems and have shut down…sort of.

I went to their website to renew my domain and ran through the process of renewing it. Normal enough. They stated it might take a few hours to process.

The next day they had taken the money out of my credit card account, but no renewal notification. I inquired with their technical support about this issue. Here I started to clue in to the fact that something was wrong. I contacted the technical support a few more times as my domain was soon to expire. Never got a reply from technical support.

Next thing I know, my domain had expired. I tried to purchase it back and again they took my money out of my credit card account. Thing is, they stated that I had a credit from the last attempt of renewing my domain. HA!!!

I then tried to call. What do you know, I got a message saying that the phone number had been disconnected. Not good…

A quick google search brought me to this wiki site. It’s very interesting read, really. There is also this site about the court cases against the owners of registerfly.com.

How did I get my domain and money back?

I got my domain back when I did a whois on my domain and notice that enom.com was the registrar of my domain. Apparently they took my domain with them when they split from registerfly.com. Once I gave enom.com information that it was my domain, I was in the process of getting my domain back.

My next problem (all be it a small one really), I had canceled my credit card because registerfly.com could possibly take more money out of my account. So I had to wait for my new credit card to come in order to renew my domain.

As it turns out, the money that registerfly.com took out of my credit card was actually take out by hostingfly.com. Can you say fraud? I can. So, I managed to get my money back from my bank and the fraud stuff is in their hands now.

Registerfly.com is still up and running, but isn’t really doing anything other than taking money. So don’t go there thinking you are going to get a great deal on a domain. The only thing they do is suck!!!

What a pain…

site update

Ok, I am starting to get this going.

Have decided to go with blog software as it is much easier to rebuild and update the site.

Over the next few days I plan on updating the site and hopefully have some new stuff, but don’t count on it.

Tim