Customer, which has previously sued Moniker, says domains should have been renewed.
A client of domain name registrar Moniker has sued the registrar, arguing that the registrar mistakenly let domain names expire.
Given the troubles Moniker has experienced over the past couple years, it might be easy to accept the allegations as fact. Yet, there’s a bit of history between the client and Moniker that suggests judgment should be reserved.
In the lawsuit, Mainstream Advertising alleges (pdf) that Moniker let 1,000 domain name registrations lapse that should not have. It says it received a notice that the domains were renewed, but Moniker later said that Mainstream was out of funds with the registrar and owed it money. Mainstream says it had a credit card on file.
This is plausible, given Moniker’s account balance issues after transitioning its registrar platform.