So with the new years that usually means having to renew a lot of annual subscription for various services. One service that I must renew is the domain registration where for the most part it can be anywhere from $10 to $20. For this domain I actually have had it with Godaddy for the longest time and usually just decide to renew for one year. I have been tempted to move just because of the cost but have yet to.
So this year I got an alert that it needed to be renewed and that it was on auto renewal. Usually I do everything manually but since I had other stuff to deal with I thought just letting it auto renew for the year would be the same thing. Boy was I wrong. Upon receiving the e-mail notice I was shocked that the bill was over $100. It would appear that they decided to auto renew this domain for 5 years.
Can they even do that I was thinking? I personally feel that is a little deceptive. To me the biggest to not like this is that usually when you manually renew too, for super long terms like that you would at least get a discount. This was at the full standard expensive price. I was reading stories how this happened to others as well where their response was that you need to literally cancel the domain apparently and re-order. Who in the right mind would do that if it is tied to something essential too? So is this a deceptive business practice you think?