I don't mean to be negative about it, but if you can get your prorated fees back, what's the downside to prepaying, other than the time value of money?
In other words, if DH policy were that everyone could always get their prorated money back, why wouldn't everyone sign up for the 10 year plan and get hosting for 45% off at $5.95 a month?
Another thing: Recall this statement from the DH blog about the billing foobar:
This wouldn't be worth mentioning as a special offer if it were standard practice, right?
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