So I last year I came up with a cool domain name and bought 6 domains (.info, .us, etc.) with 1and1.com. I also have a few domains with godaddy.com; I got the renewal notices from Godaddy, but I didn't want to renew the domains and my credit card on file was expired, so I let them lapse and they went back into the domain pool. Yeah I got a few annoying, but friendly and informative phone messages from godaddy saying the domains are about to lapse, they have lapsed, and do you want to renew... I didn't, and everything was fine. Yesterday, I got an automated call from an 877# with the message, "this is an attempt to collect a debt, please hold." I thought they must have the wrong number; I don't have any debts but my credit cards which are in good standing. In the fine print of the 1and1 TOS agreement there is automatic domain renewal (even if your payment method is dead) unless you specifically tell them otherwise! My credit card on file was no longer active due to a fraudulent charge attempt months ago. I thought, like godaddy, they would lapse and there would be no problem as they couldn't charge me for them anyways. Boy was I wrong. After calling 1and1 they have automatically renewed my domains @ $107 + the $18.95 debt collection charge w/o anyway to charge me. The majority of the domains I no longer want. So according to them they have extended me a credit of $107 and renewed all of them in my name, yet my account is frozen pending payment. No phone calls prior asking me about renewal (according to them they called once), and after digging through my email, only a PDF attached to one of their many marketing-type emails does it say I'm in default and it will be submitted to collections! It has not posted to my credit rating yet, but will soon. I feel this is a totally unethical business practice. Does anyone have any experience with telling 1and1 and their debt collection agency NCO to get lost?! Your immediate help would be most appreciated! $130 is a ton of money for me. Thank You!