Heya, so, I just want to check how Dreamhost handles billing. I see that the billing page talks about being billed at a specific point in the month if your account owes more than a certain amount, but also each time I’ve registered a domain or whatever it very clearly says “charge this card now”. Am I actually being charged on the spot for each one, or should I expect a single transaction for the month? What about in the future, when my domain renewals go off?
This is an issue for me because Dreamhost bills in US dollars, and my bank charges me a $10 fee for transactions in foreign currencies. That means if I’m getting charged individually for each domain, I’m paying about twice as much as I need to :\ Normally I use a service like Paypal to get around this (since they charge me in $AU to pay you in $US, which kills the extra fee), but apparently that’s not an option here?
Anyway, if these are all individual fees, is there any way I can get them billed as a lump sum? Even if it means I have to renew some domains earlier to match the earliest in my group, I’d rather do it that way, since that will save me about $50 in fees overall.
(Also, I had a domain credit available the last time I registered a domain, but the process still stepped me through as if I was paying for it with a credit card. I don’t seem to have the domain credit any more, so can I assume it was used and I was not charged? It’s really unclear!)