Written on: 18/04/2013
1&1 are the worst Hosts and domain registar's I have experienced. Please do not entertain them. I have been with them a few years and to be honest they make my blood boil. I now registar all my Domain at Namecheap. I tried a number of times to transfer two Domains to Namecheap 2 months before they were due for renewal.
The control panel is awful to use. Anyway I isued the transfer, but I recieved an email from Namecheap the transfer was rejected, twice. Finally after the third of forth time it went though. Paid Namecheap to register them, so all seemed well.
Only when the renewal came, 1&1 billed me again and asked me to update my billing details, as my credit card on file had expired.
I emailed and phoned, stating they were not the registar's of the domains and had been paid when transfered to Namecheap. But they still stated I was due them the money. I refused and said I was cancelling my whole account with them. They then gave me a reminder for payment and sent it into a debt collector. Charging me a further £15.00 per a domain.
I phoned the Debt collector to explain, I was not due this. But was advised to pay and take it up with 1&1. But they will not reply to my letters. It had happened before, but I still carried on.
My advise is to stay clear. The whole support and billing centre are a shambles, as for value it's a no no.