However, when you buy something from Radio Shack, you do not agree to a license/service agreement. If you cared to check their service agreement, you would see that it states, and I quote:
The administrative contact for a domain name will be notified at least thirty (30) days before a renewal fee is
due. Unless you instruct us otherwise by contacting Customer Support, your gTLD domain name registration will be
automatically renewed for a one-year registration term. .
Section 1.i 4th Paragraph
If Siggy is telling the truth, then this would have been a change to the agreement that was present when he registered the domain name. However, should you care to coninue to read, you will see:
You acknowledge that the Internet, domain name system and the practice of registering and administering domain
names are evolving, and therefore you agree that register.com may modify this Agreement, as well as any additional rules
or policies that are or may be published by register.com, as necessary to comply with register.com's ICANN agreement, or
with any other agreements that register.com is currently bound by or will be bound by in the future, as well as to adjust to
changing business circumstances. Your continued use of any domain name registered through register.com shall constitute
your acceptance of this Agreement as well as additional rules or policies that are or may be published by register.com, each
with the new modifications. If you do not agree to any of such changes, you may request that your domain name
registration be cancelled or transferred to a different domain name registrar.
But, you may say, he didn't read any of their emails! Tough shit. They notified him according to the terms of their agreement, which state
You agree that, unless other instructions are posted on the register.com's Web site, any notices required to be given
under this Agreement will be deemed to have been given if delivered by email or fax, or sent by certified mail, return
receipt requested, or by Federal Express or other recognized overnight delivery service to each of the parties in accordance
with the most current contact information you have provided to us, and the contact information for register.com posted on
the register.com Web site. All notices shall be effective upon receipt, except that email and fax notices shall be effective
I cannot be sure that any of those clauses were there when he registered, however I am fairly certian that the clause about changing the agreement was in fact present. If nobody else cares to I will contact Register.com and ask them for a copy of their agreement circa the time of Siggy's registration, should he choose to provide me with that date.
Once again, in short, he's whining because he didn't read the fine print, and he now realizes he doesn't like what it contains. Thus, he chooses to bitch.
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