I have several domain names with several registrars, purchased due to special deals and deep discounts. All of the other Registrars send me NUMEROUS emails warning me about the domain name expiring and the need to re-register. Discovered today that Register.com has ignored my "autopay" selection and billed my account anyways for re-registering 2 different domain names, for $40.00 each. The going rate at everywhere else is $10.00. ALL of the other registrars send warnings about expiration. Checking my email account's history shows that Register.com sends spam advertisements on a regular basis, but not one word of warning until the day they auto-bill me for $80.00. Had I known it was going to be like this, I would have preferred to let the domains expire, as these are prospect domains for sites that I've thought about doing "someday", "if I ever find the time". They aren't really even worth $10.00 to me, and Register.com has autobilled me (against my wishes) at 4 times the going rate. A check of the internet ("register.com scam") shows at least one other person has been fraudulently auto-billed by Register.com, so it's no mistake. This is how they do business. What I'm Going to Do: Pay an additional $10.00 for each domain name to transfer them to some place safe & reputable like Hostgator, and then dispute the $80.00 is charges with Bank of America. One concern is if these Registrars have some tricky legal mechanism that allows them to "take back" a transferred domain if there is some kind of financial dispute. I doubt it, but given todays predatory legal & business climate, you never know what they will try, and get away with.