The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Yea, like you can really trust them

Early last month I received some mail from Verisign that my domain, conman.org was about to expire.

Yea. It expires in October, you idiots.

I've been meaning to transfer my domain over to Dotster, where the rest of my domains are registered. About two weeks ago I figure it was time. So I put in the transfer request and the credit card information to pay for it.

Only a day or so later, I lost the credit card. I cancelled that one and had a new one issued, but it took quite a while before I got the new card (partly because the mailing address is separate from where I currently live and that mail box is checked about once a week). So during that time, Dotster kept attempting to charge the cancelled card.

Every single day.

Gee, you'd think that after three or so attempts they would just cancel the transfer but I guess not.

But once I cleared up that snafu the transfer completed without problem and I no longer have to deal with Verisign or Network Pollutions.

Woo hoo!

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