Fly-by-Night Web Hosts


Senior Member
Feb 24, 2008
Has anyone here had any unfortunate dealings with a fly-by-night web host? I have.

A year ago I signed up with a web host called (which doesn't exist anymore).
I was impressed with their prices and I registered a domain with them and let them host my domain.

After a while I started to notice serious downtime... sometimes for days on end.
I then put in a transfer request at another host and contacted them to accept the transfer request. They didn't respond to my e-mails and I even called their office in the US but there was no answer.
After my e-mails to them I noticed I can't log into my control panel any more, so I assumed they closed my account and I accepted that I had lost the domain and that I will never get it back.
They billed my credit card for six months after I cancelled, strangely enough they were responding to my e-mails if I threatened to report them to my credit card company. So they credited my credit card with the money they stole from me.

I only use GoDaddy these days. I simply won't trust another host again.


Executive Member
Aug 17, 2005
Theres plenty of reliable hosts out there apart from GoDaddy. One just needs to do your research properly before choosing one.