Question about payment


#1

Hi!
I want to have an account on DH, but I don’t have a credit card. Is it ok to ask a friend to pay for me with his card? Thou I want an account to be on my name etc.

Also, can I sell whole account (not only subdomains) to someone?

If I understood correctly, at startup I have 200 GB of diskspace and 2 TB of bandwidtch, so, after a week I have 201 GB and 2064 GB of bandwidtch? And so on…?

TIA for the answer :slight_smile:


#2

Yes, you can do this. Although, the fact that the name on the credit-card does not match the name on the application may mean that DreamHost request a rubbing of the credit-card to be submitted by FAX.

Another option would be to pay by some other means. DreamHost accepts PayPal, Google Checkout or mailed in checks and money-orders.

I am not 100% sure what you are asking here.

You can resell your hosting any way you see fit and host unlimited domains or sub-domains.

If you are referring to selling the actual account, I guess that could be done, but you would need to change the contact information for the account. This can be done via the admin panel.

Mark


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#3

Sorry, I’m not into credit cards, what is rubbing of a credit card? :slight_smile:


#4

Sorry, I replied before you edited in the extra question :slight_smile:

Yes, your storage space and bandwidth are increased weekly, on the level 1 plan these increases are 1GB and 16GB per week respectively. These additions to your storage space / bandwidth are kind of like a ‘loyalty bonus’ for staying with DreamHost.

Edit: changed the incorrect bonus figure for bandwidth. :blush: After 1 week you would have 201GB space and 2016GB bandwidth.

Mark


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#5

Basically, you print out this form, then proceed to make an imprint of the credit-card on the paper. Here is a quote from the form.

[color=#0000CC]“Please place your credit card under this paper and make an imprint of the card below by rubbing a pencil or crayon along the surface of the paper.”[/color]

This verifies to DreamHost that you actually have the physical card in your possession.

Edit: I should point out that faxing a credit-card imprint is not required for all account applications, only those that DreamHost feels may be a cause for concern. The above situation, where the credit-card name and the account name do not match, has a high probability of causing such concern.

Mark


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#6

Well, I’m from Poland, so faxing the form to other countries would be a problem, can I send it by e-mail or traditional mail?
And If I have an personel account on paypal, do I need to do that rubbing? (pay pal allows to pay without credit card from it’s account).


#7

I don’t think email would be permitted, but I don’t see why traditional mail would be a problem.

I would advise asking DreamHost Sales this question before applying, to get an authoritive answer on what they allow. You can contact DreamHost directly using the form linked below;

http://www.dreamhost.com/contact.cgi

Mark


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#8

You caught me again with the edit :slight_smile:

If it is a ‘confirmed’ PayPal account, then you should be OK, but once again I suggest asking this question directly of DreamHost Sales, to be sure.

Mark


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#9

I just signed up from Germany using PayPal. They didn’t approve my account yet, but right now the approval seems to take a few days anyway. The sign-up process worked fine and I’m also directly charging my bank account via PayPal because I don’t own a credit card either.


#10

Welcome to DreamHost. :slight_smile:

I think you are right, there have been a number of reports on the forum from people waiting for approval.

I don’t know if this is due to DreamHost implementing some new procedure or simply because of a surge in new sign-ups. I suspect it is the latter.

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#11

They don’t accept email. You have to fax. Check with the post office in your country. Maybe they provide the service.

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#12

approved this one for you.


#13

If you signup via paypal, you forfit the 97 day money back guarentee, but if it is a verified paypal account and passes our fraud checks we can get you up and running without a rub. =P


#14

Great, thanks!

Now I just need a hosting plan? There is no hosting plan activated on my account, only the + balance of what I paid shows up. Does this happen automaticly, or did something go wrong?


#15

I think something may have gone wrong. The hosting plan you chose during sign-up should already be under your account and your account balance should show $0.

Is there something like ‘This account is currently pending approval.’ displayed on the left side of the panel?

Have you received your account approval email yet?

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#16

Yes, that’s was Michael just confirmed and the approval message in the control panel is gone and I’ve received the approval email. This would suck because I signed up with the one-year pre payment minus the $97 and now I have $22 on my account, but no plan. :frowning:

I’ve already contacted support, lets see what they have to say.