Well, I have just had a nasty little shock. At the end of one of my transactions with Dotster.com, I opted to get a $10 rebate. This required that I sign up with Shopper Discounts & Rewards (shopperdiscountsandrewards.com). Nowhere in the offer did it mention that there was a $9 monthly charge for this ‘service’ and I was not asked for any credit card information, but my card has been charged for this ‘service’. They must have picked my credit card information right off of my Dotster transaction. I have gone back and reread all the emails I have received from Shopper Discounts & Rewards, and they do mention there is a monthly fee in the first email, but it is far down in a lengthy email that I thought was simply a confirmation for a free service, so I was not looking for it.
I am shocked and appalled at this swindle. I trusted Dotster and extended that trust to their affiliates. I now see just how unwise that trust was and have revoked it.
I have used Dotster for many years, but they have just lost all my business. I am moving all my domains to GoDaddy.com and will also be canceling my hosting with them.
Yes, it is my fault for not paying close attention to the fine print and for trusting Dotster, but I have now learned my lesson, do not trust Dotster. Dotster, I hope you die a slow and painful death. Oh, and I will no longer be recommending your services to my clients, from now on it will be Yahoo Small Business or GoDaddy for them.