I am looking to register a basic dreamhost account for one year. However, I am worried about being stuck with a large bill if I forget to cancel before the year is up. The relevent portion of the terms of service, which I pasted below, were unclear to me as to whether I’d be given a chance to get my money back if I remember to cancel in time. Can anyone clarify this policy?
At the end of the contract term, the contract will automatically renew for successive thirty (30) day periods (or three (3) or six (6) or twelve (12) or twenty-four (24) month periods, depending on length of pre-payment) indefinitely until canceled in writing or via the web panel. After the first 97 days a canceled account will be canceled before the next payment is due and no more billing will occur nor will any payment be refunded, even for unused portions.