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Speedy Domain Registration And Protecting Your Domain Names

By November 12, 2007Internet Lawyer

Several of my domains were registered through SpeedyDomainRegistration.com, a reseller. As two were about to expire, I renewed them and paid through PayPal. I subsequently received notice from DotRegistrar.com that the domains were being canceled because of nonpayment.

When I provided the PayPal receipt to DotRegistrar, they explained that Speedy had been doing this for months, collecting fees, not passing on funds to DotRegistrar, and that DotRegistrar was unable to contact Speedy. A scam?
As you can see at this link, it is apparently a common problem for those who used Speedy for domain registrations.
Here’s what I did.

1. Attempted to e-mail Speedy. All e-mail bounced back as undeliverable. Left a voice mail message at the contact number. No response.

2. Faxed the info for all my domains registered through Speedy to DotRegistrar together with a copy of my ID to prove ownership.

3. Renewed the domains directly through DotRegistrar at www.MyDomain.com.

4. Disputed the PayPal payment to Speedy based on fraud.

According to WHOIS, Speedy’s domain is registered to:

Tom Sonsuwan
269 N Slate St
Gilbert, AZ 85234

Tel: 866.515.8191

Fortunately, most of my domains were registered elsewhere and DotRegistar was helpful in fixing the problem.

If you’re in a similar situation consider following the steps that I did.

If you’re considering using Speedy for domain registration, at least you know the risks.

Mike Young, Esq.

Author Mike Young, Esq.

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