I tried to register a couple of .me domain names today. Searching for the domain names returned “available!” messages, so I continued through the registration and payment process. Entered credit card info, etc. etc. Even got the confirmation email.
Then I got an email saying “The following domain name cannot be registered – reason: already registered”.
Well, that would have been nice to tell me WHEN I WAS DOING THE FREAKING SEARCH TO BEGIN WITH.
I know I’m not the only one this has been happening to. How can they not be prepared for this kind of surge? As the self-proclaimed “World’s #1 domain name registrar”, you think they would handle this better.
To top it all off, they send me an email asking to fill out a customer survey after speaking with their support on the phone. I filled out the survey which included some negative feedback. After I hit the “submit” button, I get a pop-up in the browser stating: “You are about to submit negative feedback. Are you sure?”
Wow. Seriously? You’re f$%&ing right I’m sure.