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Condor
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Namecheap: *cricket noises for over a year*
Today: "hEy ThErE cOnDoR, yOuR dOmAiN WiL eXPirE iN 24 hOuRs!1! rEnEw NoW, yOU rEadY?"
Me: "No you motherfucking bastards, a bank transfer takes 3 days at least. Oh wait you don't even accept bank transfer, how convenient!"

And what if I didn't see that email right after your fucking craptacular automated notification system sent it to me, hmm? Don't you Namecheap of all companies know how fucking *vile* domain squatting on the .com is?!!

MOTHERFUCKING CUNTS!!! Jeopardize my domains like that *one more fucking time*, and guess who will be taking his assets to the sexist bastards that I tried avoiding for so long, GoDaddy! FUCKERS!!!

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  • 4
    I had the same situation like a month ago.
    Fucked up my budget.
    Fuck Godaddy.
  • 4
    Don't they offer auto-renewal?
  • 4
    @7400 They do, but with my current payment methods I can't enable it. So I essentially charge up a top-up card to order a couple of years of domain service, and call it a day. Rinse and repeat when the domain is about to expire again. But a 1 week notice at the very least would've been really helpful...
  • 18
    Calendar > new event > "Renew all domains on namecheap" (1y - 2 weeks from now) > save
  • 7
    @Condor: I feel you. Especially with domains being “buy and configure once, then forget until they stop working,“ this should be basic stuff.
  • 7
    @endor Haha, been thinking of that as well. At least calendar applications are halfway reliable XD
  • 9
    imagine that...

    you're a billion dollar company
    people hire your service to register domains and renewing them yearly
    these are domains that people base their entire businesses in
    instead of a month notice (or even 2) by default you give really short notices

    how badly can you fail, how much more revenue do you need to do that one job...
  • 9
    @erandria

    billion dollar companies does not use namecheap or godaddy
  • 4
    @Condor instead of godaddy you might want to try transip. Its a dutch company and I love their service. Never had one bad word for them.
  • 2
    @Codex404 Thanks for mentioning this! I'll take a closer look at them and see if it's viable.
  • 6
    First, they should send a reminder 30 days and five days before expiry, that's what the ICANN requires: https://icann.org/resources/pages/...

    Second, even if you fail to renew, the domain isn't just gone, there is the grace period and the redemption period: https://icann.org/resources/pages/...
  • 3
    @Codex404 they also give a free TB of storage!
  • 1
    Bank transfers take up to 3 days I'm which country?
  • 3
    @Linux I meant that godaddy is the billion dollar company
  • 3
    @Fast-Nop That's a real relief... Hopefully that gives me enough headroom to renew without too much disruption risk then. Thanks a lot for the link
  • 3
    @epse not anymore, all the terabytes have been passed out already.
  • 2
    @Codex404 didn't know they were in limited supply, but I'm definitely happy I snatched one. Wonder if their app (fork of next cloud) no longer instantly crashes on Oreo
  • 4
    @erandria

    godaddy is crap, I hate it
  • 3
    Gandi & TransIP dude - I'm not even joking.
  • 3
    @Condor I can confirm transip is good too. They were our hosting party at my former employer, and we got extremely good service from them. And their prices are reasonable, afaik.
  • 3
    @Codex404 @xewl @CoffeeNcode I've looked at their pricing on .com earlier today, and it's very competitive and about as stable across multiple years as Namecheap. I'm considering to move to them in the long run.

    That said, I did find some emails on my secondary mail server with preliminary reminders that must've slipped through the nets.. hehe, user error 90% of the time, it's not too far off after all 😅

    Oh and eventually I was able to renew for 2 more years in time. Lots and lots of dicking around with PayPal (gave those bastards a set of fake information again, they *never* fail to grab and hold onto very tightly with their dirty dick beaters whatever information you give them, even when you don't consent to that under GDPR.. probably gonna become the third account that'll be limited and unable to "remove" aka close). And I found out that their mailers are so shitty that they trip over my greylist all the time. Never seen a mailing system do that before.. not even those that put a .local for an EHLO... Garbage! But at least it got the job done I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Oh by the way, with all this dicking around with paying the bastards at Namecheap... Does TransIP support Bancontact or bank transfer? That'd sure make things a lot easier.
  • 2
    @Condor tbh I kinda suspected that you missed an email in between some time 😅 no idea about what payments they accept, but you can always send them a mail and ask if you can't find it on their website
  • 1
    I have a few domains on Namecheap and a few on GoDaddy.

    GoDaddy is shit. I hate it.
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