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HostGator and their stupid verification

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by low key, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. low key

    low key Junior Member

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    nah. but thanks.
    So I just signed up and PAID for an HostGator account looking forward to crapping out 500 emails an hour as soon as I signed up.

    Little did I know that I was about to get an email saying that I need to verify my order by either scanning my passport or drivers license and waiting for hours and hours for them to open my account, OR call their phone support (Where EVERYONE calls, same number) and ASKING for the right place, then waiting in line there, and then talking to someone to verify something.

    I can't wait!

    What do they ask for in the verification?
    And do they always do this?

    I signed up with my paypal account but I input my old United States address where I once lived.
    Will that be a problem?

    Edit: Just wanted to say that I spoke to their customer support and as soon as I said the word "damn" in my a little negative sentence he responded with a copy paste note that if I continue to be abusive they will close my account.

    And then for the fun of it I started getting a little personal. Asked if he worked in HostGators office or at home. He answered HostGators office in Texas. Then I said "Oh great, Texas. Where everyone can be shot"
    Lol, then I was going to keep on going till he ends the conversation but I needed to go some place :(

    I'll try again later.
     
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  2. portugalkix

    portugalkix BANNED BANNED

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    That never happened for me. And i also passed the 500 limit..I just receive an email telling me that they can't deliver and i have to wait.
     
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  3. ruler0fall

    ruler0fall Power Member

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    Didn't happen to me, Almost instant activation.
    What package, And I assume from the US.
    Guess they don't check europe as much as US.
     
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  4. ec0sse

    ec0sse Newbie

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    Same here almost instant activation
     
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  5. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

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    I had a phonecall to verify the domain name I ordered, aside from that near-instant.
     
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  6. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yep, same here.

    Before I could even open my mailbox the welcome and accountdetails mails where already there...
     
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  7. mrxtc89117

    mrxtc89117 Junior Member

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    maybe a stupid question but can you open a hostgator account with a prepaid visa so as to be anonymous?
     
  8. maocom1

    maocom1 Newbie

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    Host gAtor code free month: HOUSTON
     
  9. bhdude688

    bhdude688 Power Member

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    I had to call to verify, got connected to someone right away. They asked domain name, billing address and that was about it. Took maybe 2 minutes.
     
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  10. soulchief

    soulchief Junior Member

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    I just registered ~30 min ago and got my hosting account 10 min later... Nameservers update instantly on my domain too, lol.

    From Canada, never had to do any verification (used my affiliate link to get $50)