• Report: #584244
Complaint Review:

Go Daddy - godaddy.com - Wild West Domains

  • Submitted: Mon, March 22, 2010
  • Updated: Mon, March 22, 2010

  • Reported By: Anne — Pittsford New York United States of America
Go Daddy - godaddy.com - Wild West Domains
14455 N. Hayden Rd. Suite 219, Scottsdale, AZ 8526 Scottsdale, Arizona United States of America

Go Daddy - godaddy.com - Wild West Domains I'VE BEEN SCREWED BY AUTO RENEW ! Scottsdale, Arizona

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This is the email I sent to Go Daddy after I was ripped off by their automatic renewal scam.  They automatically renewed 3 domain names 2 years after my initial purchase and caused my bank account to be overdrawn.  Then they wouldn't even refund my money when I told them to cancel my renewal !

I am very unhappy with your company and it's sneaky, underhanded practices regarding domain renewals.


On Februrary 27, I was charged $68.10 for 3 domain renewals that I did not want or initiate.  Consequently, 4 checks bounced on my checking account attached to my credit card.  This caused me more than $200 in fees. 


When I received the renewal notices you sent, I ignored them, because I assumed that if I did not want to renew these domains, they would not be renewed without my say so.  Little did I know, that due to a "default auto renewal option" on your website, THAT I HAD NO IDEA EVEN EXISTED, my credit card would be automatically charged 2 whole years later without my real time approval.


I called your company this evening and was informed of this deadly auto renewal setting.  I was also informed that I wouldn't even get my $68.10 back because I didn't inform you within 5 days after you charged me that I didn't want the domains.


I just went back and found the email you sent me on 2/27 so I could see what the hell was going on.  It says that the items have been renewed, but does not say in the email whether I would be billed, or if my credit card would be charged, which would have been nice to know since it had been 2 whole years since the initial order.  In addition, there is no note about a 5 day grace period for cancellation.


So now I am out even more money for something I don't need and don't want.  If you want to keep your company's good name, I would suggest that you make this automatic renewal policy a lot more transparent so that your customers know exactly what they are in for in the years to come.


I am feeling very burned by your company and would appreciate the refund of the $68.10 as a good will gesture.  I would hate to have to share my bad experience with everyone I know in the domain registry field.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/22/2010 07:26 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/go-daddy-godaddycom-wild-west-domains/scottsdale-arizona-85260/go-daddy-godaddycom-wild-west-domains-ive-been-screwed-by-auto-renew-scottsdale-584244. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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