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||Mon, November 5, 2001 at 6:39 AM GMT
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||In damnation of a really bad registrar...
I'm making a public confession here of how I allowed my myself to be suckered by
a really lousy registrar. I should have known better, but I let greed get the
best of me.|
During landrush, I pre-registered a bunch of names through ActiveISP.
I figured they would have a small queue to submit because (1) they claimed to be
accepting only one pre-registration per name, (2) their pre-registration process
was horribly cumbersome, and (3) they were listed on Afilias's web site as "pending
authorization." I asked them how they could accept pre-registrations if they
weren't yet an authorized registrar. They assured me in several e-mails that
they were in fact fully authorized and that Afilias's web site had simply not been
updated (plausible to say the least!).
After landrush, I found out from Afilias
that ActiveISP was in fact still not authorized. I confronted ActiveISP with
this and asked for a refund of my pre-registration fees. They finally admitted
that they were not yet an authorized registrar and had submitted my pre-registrations
through Speednames, i.e., the names were not uniquely submitted since Speednames
accepted multiple registrations for names.
ActiveISP has kept my money and no longer
responds to my e-mails. This is a sleazy company and I advise you to stay away
- In damnation of a really bad registrar... jman, November 5 @ 6:39 AM (2/20)