Some technology firms use every trick in the book to capture your business - and then leave you feeling foolish.
Here are some common tricks to watch out for:
- Bait-and-switch transfers: Some companies offer extremely low-cost or even free websites. But when it comes time to renew, they sock you with prices that are two, three, or four times the amount that Unger Technologies charges. Unger Technologies guarantees that you’ll get what you paid for, on-time, under budget, every time.
- Unbelievably low prices: All registrars have to pay the registry for the domains they sell, and that price is fixed. So if you see domains priced at less than $6.00, the seller is actually losing money. How do they make it up? That’s right – they sock you at annual renewal; provide inadequate or no service; and/or charge unreasonably high prices for the other services you need.
- Vanishing companies: One technique the “big guys” use is to launch small companies that offer incredibly low prices. They advertise all over the Internet for a while; capture all the customers they can and then – they disappear. Those unfortunate enough to have registered or transferred a domain to them will be rolled back into the parent company – at the parent company’s much higher rates.