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Last night I received an email from PayPal stating that I just paid $161 to 1&1! Ummmmmmm...WHAT?! I haven’t had any web hosting from them since 2014 when I closed my account. WTF IS GOING ON HERE! I called them, told them what happened and they hung up on me. Okaaaay, Houston we have a problem. PayPal has me on hold for 30 mins before I hung up so this morning I called 1&1 again. SO...they asked me what my domain was. I told them, they asked to verify my account before going forward and they wanted the invoice number they sent me.
I don’t have an invoice, I’m not a customer, I haven’t been since 2014. They asked me to check my email address they sent it to. What email is that? They wouldn’t tell me. I gave them every email address I had registered during that time frame and they said every one was incorrect. I said the only other one was attached to that website and it’s no longer active because my service was terminated with them in 2014! “Well, without that invoice number we can’t help you. Find the invoice and then we can proceed”. How can I access an email I no longer have?! I told them I’d never be able to get the invoice, ever, like never! They said because of that, they keep my money. What a nightmare!! Thank god when I called PayPal today they RELUCTANTLY refunded my money. I don’t think they believed me. But, you guys know! This is how fraudulently they roll!
This without any doubt the worst company for anything regarding domains. Made the mistake of falling for a cheap offer they made and forgot to review them online before I did. I would have spent more money to buy the domain with another company than have to deal with the arrogance and stupidity of dealing with 1&1.com. They are so bad at everything they do, they had to change their name to hide all the BAD customer reviews, but they are still the same crap useless company they were before. NOTHING has changed. Worst company EVER. Don't make the mistake of fall for their cheap rubbish deals. Their customer service sucks!
1&1 Ionos is 1000% scam. I bought a domain name and I don't get at all, they charged me a week ago and until now I don't get my domain, there is no way to contact them, and I'm not going to call them international. Cost more than what I paid for the domain itself, ** you and ** your service, I have evident in my Paypal account, I'm going to open a case with them as well stupid **.
All I have to say they are rude and cruel. They don't do what they promise! Horrible customer service. I spent money and hours with them. Please don't use their service. They even hang up on me. Find another way to do it!
I request a cancellation for service on February. I see that they are still charged me on March and April. I contacted them and they said, "Yes you requested cancellation but it is not cancelled." Then, they cancelled my account but did not refund the March and April invoices. I send email but they send negative respond. It is like a fraud and scam.
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I haven't been a customer since January 2019. In April, they tried to bill a credit card I canceled for service I no longer have with them. They have sent me threatening emails and when I tried to resolve this over the phone with them, everyone I spoke to had something different to say. The only thing we agree upon is that I no longer have an account with them.
My domain was shut down & I was blacklisted because 1R$1 allowed a spammer to open up 2 emails in my name without my permission & said spammer was trying to fraudulently take money from people. 1&1 states they sent me over 50 emails regarding this, but I didn’t receive any. I called in February to renew my domain, they took my money, gave me my domain & did not tell me about these 2 email accounts or that they were being used to spam. So today when I call to see why my domain isn’t working they tell me. Obviously I’m shocked. I understand they have to protect their company but, the way the staff spoke with me - as if I was a criminal was abhorrent!
When I asked for more details so I could file a police report they told me I was not their customer anymore. I spoke with 3 different staff members including a supervisor- all 3 need to go to a sensitivity training, as well as training on people skills. 1 staff even had the audacity to tell me “there’s No supervisor on site for you to speak with”. My last call concluded with them telling me I had to email their legal department to get more information on the mail logs I need to give to police- should be interesting to get a response from a company who states they’ve been emailing me for 3 years?! Bad Business 1&1. Bad Business.
They were billing me for a product I never asked. Plus never answer your email in time. My business down for 2 days (still down) and they never return me!!! Worst company I ever work with! I will move my all domains to the another company!
This company sent me to collections for $21.57 for a service they did not deliver. I canceled my service with them, they took my website down then continued to bill me. When I stopped payment, they sent me to collections to months that I had canceled and the website was down. What kind of company sends you to collections for services NOT delivered? 1&1 IONOS is a website company I recommend you stay away from. This is a fraudulent activity and should be reported to the FTC.
Alright, so I have 5 domain and web hosting with them but only 1 website is working. I have almost spoke with everyone but they really don't know how to run their server forms.. Each and every day I am trying to resolve the issue but they really don't know what to do anymore and their servers are down/not responding to port over GoDaddy's server.. NOTE: if you are looking to transfer register your domain. Had batter think twice and mentally prepare to be a **.. They all want money. Other than that really don't give a **.
I want to start first by saying I've done business with the original and many variations and changes to 1&1 over many years, spent thousands of dollars on urls, websites, and more. Dealt with billing, service teams, had challenges (not that technical) and always in the end been satisfied. Last fall, I fell behind on payments which caused my account to lock which meant I couldn't manage auto renews and cancellations and after a few months of back and forth they sent me to collections (during times of their two company merging, it seems).
Anyway, I paid a substantial and overdue balance to gain access and control to manage my domains and now almost all like 99% are gone since they cancelled my contract and they are not giving them back. THIS IS INCLUDING AND MOST INFURIATING THE DOMAINS PREPAID BEFORE THE BILLING HICCUPS FOR ONE OR TWO YEARS - so they hadn't expired and were prepaid by me - how can they take them? As I have called and emailed repeatedly, the most I'm hearing is - "if it's not too late and in certain instances, you could buy them back through us and go ahead and pay for another year!" What wtf what? If this is the final outcome - they are thieves and are taking the benefits of my years of paying for urls that are mine.
I recently have begun to correspond with a manager who I understand may be able to help if there is any possible - we'll see. Yes, I paid very very late - and perhaps lost should have lost those domains that I paid too late on but how could they/can they not return my prepaid unexpired domains - except if they are trying to take advantage of me and if by accident during the chaos of a merger - then why will no one straighten out this mishap. Once a happy customer now not so sure in Michigan.
So first I had issues with actually hosting my website, I paid for help and got nowhere fast. I am not a newbie at building websites and have hosted sites myself on my own server so basically they PURPOSEFULLY, make it confusing and difficult so you have to pay more for their help. Then when I canceled I started getting emails stating that it was due to auto renew. Um, I just canceled so why is it due to auto renew? So you have to go to the site again, clicking the link they give you to stop auto renew. I look and there is NOTHING stating it is being auto-renewed, it says it is being canceled. Which is what I did MONTHS ago, so no this isn't a matter of them sending out an auto-renew notice before my cancellation took effect. What I've learned is that this company will lie about anything to get your money. Please don't waste your time or money! If you are new to building and hosting sites, go to WIX. If you are not go to GoDaddy.
Very bad customer service experience, they do not realize that they are running servers that businesses rely on, I would never trust them to run my websites. I have been with them for several years, and unfortunately they are getting worse in support every year. I got an email about security warning that my server has a security threat, and they took my server offline, it's been almost 3 weeks of back and forth emails trying to get access back to my server without any help from their side, security team are not responsive nor helpful, and support team says I need to contact the security team.
I was with 1and1 for several years. Over that time they would charge ambiguous fees insisting for "upkeep". When they couldn't explain what they were actually for I canceled my membership. They had my site down in a matter of minutes but continued to charge me. I disputed it on PayPal who said there was nothing I could do since at some point they had access to my account even though I changed my email address just to avoid this. 1and1 said they couldn't figure out how to refund me and that I would have to give them an authorization for an all new autopay to refund me. Obviously that was a scam. I'm furious and they don't care.
I have numerous emails confirming cancellation of my contract as well as refunds that were never received. The company has billed me twice after cancellation, when I called my card company with Ionos on the phone and my card company confirmed that there is no refund the Ionos representative disconnected the call. I received a very rude follow up email after filing a BBB report (with screenshots of emails), as well as requesting a new card and charge reversal from my card company saying “you can do what you want”. This is RIDICULOUS. Stay away! I am now over $200 in the hole for a service that was cancelled over a month ago.
Support team I have a HUGE problem working with you. I do understand you don't absolutely care about such a small customer as I but you do absolutely nothing to help. My customer ID **. I had outstanding invoice #**. I tried to pay before 1 month had been over in order to keep my web-site at your back-up. I had 3-4 days to pay and I truly tried to do so. My account was deactivated and I spent 20 minutes talking with your support. He told me that I should tell him my credit card number with CVC code and there is no any other way to make a payment. It is damn crazy! I was forced to order a new card. It took hell of a time but 23 of January I called again and the support told me I can pay via PayPal and send me invoice again. I paid and the support told me account will be activated within 2 days.
A week passed and I called again. Girl on support told me I need to pay more. It was a really strange because I paid, according the invoice till 11.06.2019 for all the services. I told that payment had been made and I need my account to activated. She replied invoice will be recalculated and the money will be send me back. It is also quite strange because I need activated account not the money. 30 of January I received invoice (in attachment) showing $71 had been send back to me.
Today is 10 of February. Neither money had been received nor account had been activated. Because of your useless support: I lost a web-site. I paid more than $5K (they didn't told me I can pay via Paypal). For more than a 3 week after I paid I my account hadn't been activated. For more than a 10 days money you so-called sent me back hadn't been received.
Please tell me only ONE SIMPLE THING - WHAT SHOULD I DO ACTIVATE MY ACCOUNT!?!? I just need my account to be active, it is SIMPLEST thing. Sent me PayPal invoice or any explanation but please don't make me call you again!!! It is damn too expensive to make international calls and talked with useless support for an hours and MAKE MY ACCOUNT ACTIVE!!! Please, I need this account ASAP!!!
Just got stung for £120 for additional "services!!!" Watch out for the fake offers! It's how they make the majority of their money. I own many sites but every time I gave IONAS (1&1) the benefit of the doubt, I end up regretting it because of the hidden charges. Hidden charges and vague terminology confuse the user into paying for services they didn't need (and they'll of course tie you into a contract for the additional services which isn't stated at the beginning). The user then ends up paying many times over the original price offer which initially looks cheap compared to other providers but isn't in reality. Take screenshots of the signup process to protect yourself!
No one from 1&1 or IONOS could answer our concern why email we sent to a Gmail account takes a couple of days before the recipient receives it. Have been having this issue since Oct 2018. Have been their customer since 2004, but only having this problem lately. Will be switching our account to another provider, just have to figure out how to transfer our domain.
What everyone is saying about them about still taking your money even though you canceled is true. Then when they refund your money they send you to collections. This company needs to be shut down. I see a huge class action lawsuit.
I spend more time calling Tech support than working on my site. The problem is they have far too strict security demand. 1. Can't see your password as you type it in. 2. If you get the very complicated password they force upon you wrong just 2 -3 times they lock you out. 3. Then the password reset is a joke as it sends you a link to reset but that opens a page demanding a 12 digit code which they never send you. You try this reset more than 2 times and they totally lock you out of your control panel. Even the tech support with remote view could not find the 12 digit code. 1&1 sucked but now with this really stupid company IONOS nothing works
Actually not much I can add to the previous reviews. Just that this happened to me too. I turned off the automatic renewal function on purpose to avoid the automatic renewal. I did not get any invoices. I got one phone call and told the representative I don't need the service anymore. 2 month later I get a call from a debt collector!!! In order to get out of the contract they wanted me to cancel it and still make a payment for a full year and told me they would refund me partially. Still waiting for the refund. What a criminal organization is this. Stay far, far away!!!
How on earth is this company allowed to exist? It is like organized crime. They will trick you into everything. They will sign you up to contracts which they won't actually show you. They will make false charges and then literally send debt collectors after you when you don't pay. Avoid. Avoid. Avoid like the plague.
Beware, this company will ** you where it hurts, in the wallet. They charge your account for false fees, auto renew your contracts, and make sure that their billing emails make it to your spam folder. So convenient for an email company. Spam folder. WOW.
I hosted a Christian church website with 1&1 for many years here in North Wales. But over time, their web hosting fees started rising rapidly. One month, I received several notices of increase charges. Because I didn't want to pass the hosting costs on to my church, and couldn't afford the increased costs myself, I decided to terminate my contracts with 1&1.
That was when the trouble really started. I expected to have to pay some sort of cancellation fees. What I didn't expect was that 1&1 would go after me for MORE money by means of a debt-collection company! Because I had had no previous experience with debt-collection companies, I stupidly paid the money: over £100 in all. I was simply afraid of having my credit rating blackened. Later, I discovered that the debt-collection company, Arvato, are intimately linked with 1&1 and that the best thing to do is to ignore their bogus requests for payment. You can check all this for yourself by simply type "Arvato 1&1" into Google's search box. Bottom line: avoid 1&1 like the plague.
I have used 1&1 for over a decade, through multiple mergers and changes. While there are issues with any digital serves I can honestly say (as a paying; multiple-accounts shared and dedicated servers) that nothing is 100%, however, I have always had my issues resolved. Let's all understand that pricing changes, fact. So when we get through all of these notes and I know some have had a bad experience it only takes a moment to keep on top of automatic requests from them. Yes - A new account I created was tagged 'fraudulent' I resolved. Domain prices changes (so does my wireless phone bill). To clarify I do not work for 1&1 and do not know anyone that does. Yes - 1and1.com still owes me commision fees, I recommend them for the services I have come to know, use and depend on.
1&1 have renewed my contract without contacting me to explain why this was attached to an old bank card. They have now passed the £24 bill onto a debt collector for a domain I no longer use nor do I want. They have also suspended the domain so even if I did pay the account isn't available for me to use?
When it came time to renew my domain names, I couldn't find the exact price in the renewal notices I had gotten from 1&1. When I finally gave up and called them to ask, the rep lied and said 'Don't worry, the price is the same as last time.' False- they had raised their prices. After I moved the names to a different registrar they refused to give me a refund. I had to claw the money back through my credit-card issuer. Maybe it's no surprise that 1&1 is changing their name. Their new name will be "Ionos". Beware of them under either name, they're dishonest.
WARNING. WORST SERVICE 1&1. In July 2018, I tried to call 1&1 for THREE days to ask for support and unable to connect to its phone number, which is provided from the website. We were really pissed as our work got delayed. We were about to upgrade the contract but started feeling bad about the support 1&1 provide. I did only one year contract with 1&1, somehow they automatically renew my contract. Right, I thought this company is just a joke because of its bad service provider. But no, they start playing Debt Collector game. It is only $30.cc ($11.cc for 1&1 and $18.cc for the debt collector), we are as a team will give you ONE star and very disappointed reviews.
They have been charging me for domain hosting without my permission. I signed up for emails only. Spent 6 hours on the phone without reaching a single competent person. NO supervisor and my company emails, that I paid to have stored, are lost. There are no supervisors or managers to handle any problems. They only have accountants to repeatedly charge your bank account without permission. Horrible. DO NOT USE.
1&1 lured me with their discounts. I bought their hosting and domain, but they kept me on hold without any notice. When contacted customer care, their arrogant executive were irritating. Later got a mail saying they have terminated my account because I am fraudulent. There was just few details missing about me, they charged full money from me, and haven't refund it yet. When asked to customer they ask me to wait, now waiting from long time. Great way to earn money 1&1...
1&1 Company Information
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- 701 Lee Road, Suite 300
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- United States