26 Jan 2006

CEO Post – Credit card expiring – stinks changing everywhere.

So 3 years ago I got a new company credit card which we’ve been using for automatic billing on about 400 hosting companies accounts, and about 10 different registers, 20+ monthly software programs, etc.

The card expires in Feb, so my team has been hustling changing the credit card info in all these accounts.

Kinda sucks…but what else can ya do?


  1. Andrew Johnson January 26, 2006 at 2:19 PM

    I’m curious why credit cards actually need to expire, as long as the bill is being paid every month (beyond wear and tear.) My card expired last month — I didn’t have to updated anywhere near 400+ accounts, but it was a hassle.

  2. graywolf January 26, 2006 at 3:38 PM

    The worst is when you get an email from a host and they don’t tell you what domain it’s for, and it comes from something like nobody@noreply.com. Great thanks how the heck am I supposed to know what to do with this?

  3. phoenix January 26, 2006 at 7:00 PM

    Haha. Had this happen last year due to identify fraud, so feel ya pain. Expect to be following up on the other 400 accounts you forgot where on the CC for next 6 months. It is a big hassle, but will make you better organized by the end.

  4. Jim January 26, 2006 at 7:43 PM

    Graywolf – oh yea…I freakin hate that….only about 2% tell you the url that they’re charging us for….that totally drives me nuts…we spent tons of hours a few months ago creating spreadsheets with hosting companies, urls, customer numbers, etc so that we can match those emails up to websites….would be soooo much easier if on their bills they’d include the url that they’re charging us for. I freaking HATE hosting companies!

  5. Brian Turner January 27, 2006 at 7:11 AM

    Just been doing this myself with my own hosts.

    Problems: some hosts not replying, others simply charging the original card. Real pain.

  6. Marc January 27, 2006 at 10:18 PM

    400 hosting accounts? Is that the link building sweet spot? 🙂

  7. Christoph February 14, 2006 at 6:43 PM

    Oh My God… I don’t envy you or your team for that crap work!

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