I purchased a domain at DP in April. The domain was successfully transferred from sellers account to my account and I purchased the privacy registration.
On Sat, 7/2/2011, 12 WEEKS since I purchased the domain I get an email from Godaddy stating they had deleted the privacy registration and the domain from my account. (No explanation, nothing.)
So, what happened was that the person I purchased this domain from had apparently not paid Godaddy the fees that were owed, or had done so with in a way that Godaddy never received the funds.
After 12 weeks they just decide to SNATCH THE DOMAIN OUT OF MY ACCOUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have got to be kidding! Now they want ME to pay the fees that the previous owner did not pay!
I'm so outraged over this it isn't funny. THEY did not verify that they had collected the fees from prior owner but allow them to transfer the domain to me, and then charge ME?
I was unable to get anywhere with them. They think it is perfectly fine to just snatch the domain away from me. They think it is perfectly fine that I should pay the fees they never collected from the prior owner. And that it took them 12 weeks to figure this out, is fine as well????
This is, IMO, a very dishonest way of doing business. How can I in the future buy any domain registered with them? They can come back at any point in time and take the domain back?!!
So now, not only are they out the stupid $20, they are also out a customer. I will transfer all my domains from them, and will never ever do business with them again.
Honestly, I have not been so angry in years. It wasn't the lousy $20, it was the point that I really feel scammed by these people.