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1 and 1 is trolling me

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by culling, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. culling

    culling Registered Member

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    Hello guys. 1 and 1 sell .com domain at 0.99$.
    I would like to buy a domain from them. Only domain, no hosting.
    I never used 1 and 1 before.
    So I type my domain name and I add the domain to my cart.
    Then 1 and 1 ask me to register an account or to login from an already existing account.

    If I register a new account, I need to write all my data and then nothing. It doesn't let me pay while registering the account and the system doesn't generate any invoice for me about the 0,99$ domain.

    So I tried to go back and start again.
    I type my domain name and I add the domain to my cart.
    Then 1 and 1 ask me again to register an account or to login from an already existing account.
    This time I login from the account I made before (it's new account and have no invoices or payments made).
    This time 1and1 say this:

    And then change the domain price from 0,99$ to 9$.

    I really don't get if they are trolling me.
    How should I buy a 0,99$ domain from them?
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Don't buy a domain from them.

    You have a subpar company (and I'm being nice saying subpar) playing bait and switch AND if you want to host it somewhere else it is going to be a pain.

    Use a different registrar.
     
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  3. culling

    culling Registered Member

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    Ok thank you
     
  4. Heisenberg

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    They give you cheap domain for start then renew it without your knowledge and try to get like 30-40$ for it from you along with some threats if you don't pay. Really ain't worth it.
     
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    The site for $0.99 is only for starting period. Then it will make a pay for more. So, better to avoid this and prefer to go for other domain registrar.
     
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    Tons of offers around them, just never ever get with 1and1. Their dashboard is the slowest and less intuitive I've ever seen. Everything is confusing from offer to price to evertyhing.
     
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    It is not a good idea to buy a domain in 1and1 , even though it is just 0.99$. It will take so much time to get the domain registered through 1and1. It shows like pending domain contract in your account. You need to wait approval email as your domain is registered through 1and1.

    2 days back, I tried to register a domain for 0.99$ with them and they charged the 1.17$ to my credit card. I waited for more than 1 day to get the registered that particular domain through them. But that domain still available on other registrar's, But they are not registering it. Later on they sent a email to me to send a verification proof through fax. So, that they can register the domain. I wasted 2 days time, I cancelled their contract and account. But I didn't get $1.17 back. later registered in Godaddy for 6$.
     
  8. Sindragosa

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    I use 1and1 and only have good experience with them. If you want to host it somewhere else you just change nameservers for the domain which takes a couple minutes if the website is slow.
     
  9. Aluminium

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    Wow.

    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

    Especially in 2016.. And ESPECIALLY on the internet.
     
  10. LJ Junior

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    OMG! Made my day..:D

    Back in December, I did that too. Created a domain and didn't opt for hosting or any..
    I gave my Paypal email as payment option and they said I will be charged on my paypal account. Fare enough..
    Later they emailed me saying that paypal (INDIA) rejected payment and asked me to opt for another payment mode.
    I had none at that time :p So I ignored the mail because I never wanted to use that domain..

    Later after few weeks they sent an email as follows

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    Later I felt the urgency to reply so this is what I replied..

    " The guy associated with is account is died and I'm his cousin going through all his personal emails. So, please inactivate his account "

    Later

    they replied confirming my account cancellation.

    I call them shit after the way they responded in matter of weeks after being there new customer. Just look at their reply in the above image. I replied them back in my own drunk style!
    BTW, I was drunk when I did that, lol.. mid night.
     
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  11. validseo

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    1and1 kept charging me and renewing things after I canceled everything. Was a total nightmare and took weeks to get them to stop and correct everything. Never using them again. They did fix things eventually but they made me fight for it first. Used them for years without issues. When you try to cancel the service goes to shit.