[PLUG-TALK] Advice Please - Transfer of Domain apparently locked by FS/Register.com

Michael Rasmussen mikeraz at patch.com
Tue Mar 7 09:09:26 PST 2006

plug at hackhawk.net wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-03-06 at 16:31, Michael Rasmussen wrote:
>> So Freeserver.com was an innocent by stander in all this.
> I would hardly go that far.   Please see the following extremely
> misleading and deceitful email they sent to my sister about her domain
> registration with them.

You were mild in your description.  They're lying about the process to transfer to
another registrar.

> ---------------------------------------------------------
> In a message dated 2/27/2006 7:02:59 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> priority at freeservers.com writes:
> Re: Billing Inquiry Incorrect charge to my account
> (KMM2639066V52420L0KM)
>> Date:2/27/2006 7:02:59 AM Pacific Standard Time
>> From:priority at free servers.com
>> Hello Wanda,
>> I would like to begin by saying how appalled i am at the treatment you
>> have been receiving.  I am sincerely sorry this has not been easy for
>> you.  Unfortunately i have some bad news.
>> According to networking standards in America, the database for which
>> disabledartistsnetwork.net is registered, cannot be released.
>> current networking requires us to register your domain name
>> "disabledartistsnetwork.net" with a national database, this links your
>> name to an Ip Address which tells computers how to find your site.
> This
>> unfortunately must be bought on a yearly basis and cannot be
> canceled.
>> you must wait until this domain expires which will occur on 14 may
> 2006,
>> at which time you will be able to sign up with a different company and
>> use that domain name.
>> until then, freeservers.com has the right to sell/utilize this domain
>> name until it expires.  I apologize for this, its merely how computers
>> do their networking at this time.
>> My suggestion is to get another domain, perhaps
>> disabledartistsnetwork.com or .org you should be able to register with
>> this new name but the "disabledartistsnetwork.net is unavailable.
>> Sorry for the inconvenience.
>> Matt
>> UOL Web Services Customer Service
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   Michael Rasmussen, Portland, Ore, USA
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