joined:May 8, 2006
So a client of mine was using rebel.ca as a registrar when I signed on with them...
When I noticed that, I immediately transferred all of their "important" domains over to Namecheap for a number of reasons...
They were being overcharged by rebel.ca, they were being charged for ridiculous things like "ownership protection", but most importantly... every change I wanted to make seemed to be manually done on their end.
Like if I wanted to change the nameservers, it seemed as though there was some kind of manual check in place, because it took a few hours before they would even begin to propagate.
Anyways... so I transferred an "important" domain away to namecheap...
The company associated with that domain was sold off to another owner, they took ownership of the namecheap account, etc.
To my surprise, the previous owner forwards me a "act quickly! your domains are about to expire!" message from rebel... for the domain that I transferred away from them months ago.
All whois information shows the domain to be in the ownership of enom (aka namecheap), which makes sense, because that's what I did 6 months ago was to transfer it there.
How on earth then could rebel.ca think that they still own the domain?
Unless the handling of their registrar status is 100% manual and they forgot to delete the record of my client owning that domain with them when I processed the transfer?
They force you to wait 5 days after initiating the transfer from another registrar, at which point icann performs the transfer, for example... to give you an idea of just how small and rinky dink this company is.
My biggest question is however... how was rebel about to produce a "domain authorization code" for a domain that is not actually in their possession?
That is a little unsettling...
I've left the "auto renew" setting on the original domain owner's account... I want to see if they manage to change him a renewal fee for a domain he does not even own any longer. Ha.