Well, yesterday I complained that 1and1 had created a brand new invoice that included all of the domains I have been trying to cancel for over three months now, and were also trying to charge me for domains that I have very clear documentation of cancellation on.
I issued a public challenge to anyone at 1and1 to prove me wrong.
I received this reply from joy in Transfers this morning:
I went through some of your invoices and you are correct as some should be refunded. The billing manager currently has someone looking into this and you should receive a response shortly regarding this issue. I apologize that this has been such an inconvenience for you.
Knowing better than to get my hopes up, I awaited the followup.
This afternoon, Damion Son sent me this:
Dear Brian Gothard, (Customer ID: XXXXXXXXX)
Thank you for contacting us.
The latest invoice that was generated on the account was for the domain name renewal in the month of March. The previous issue was regards to the invoice that was generated in the month of January due to the during the transfer process.
Unfortunately we will not be refunding the account for the domain names on the latest invoice on the account.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
So, it is Mr. Son’s contention that this is a new issue. How can it be a new issue when it involves the same domains?
Also, these domains are no longer in my account, so for what exactly am I being charged?
Several were already transferred to a competent registrar, prior to the dates 1and1 claims they renewed them. How did they renew domains no longer under their control?
This is the most blatant attempt to perpetrate fraud I have ever encountered.
Here is my reply:
Once again, you are proving my point that 1and1 is completely incompetent, unethical, immoral and does not care about their customers.
16 of these are the same domains I have been trying to cancel since January. They are the same domains I have been complaining about since January, and for which I have submitted over twenty cancellation requests by email and fax. This is NOT a new issue.
The rest were cancelled prior to their expiration dates, and I have all of the documentation to prove it. I have every email 1and1 sent me confirming the cancellations. I was very careful to keep records correlating the cancellation IDs to the domains, because I knew 1and1 would try to pull some unethical garbage.
Four of these were actually transferred and renewed with GoDaddy prior to the dates you claim to have renewed them. Again, I have full documentation.
And to top it all off, all but four of these (not the same four referenced above) are no longer in my account.
I am sick of being treated like I did something wrong. I have done my utmost to follow your procedures, even submitting additional documentation that is NOT required by either ICANN or your posted Terms and Conditions, yet you still cannot get your act straight.
Your antagonistic and ignorant reply will be posted as the latest proof of 1and1’s attempt to defraud me at http://Ripped OffConsumers.com.
Anyone else interested in a class action lawsuit? This antagonism and mistreatment is actually causing me health problems!