FAQ: Refunds policy

Webcentral is one of Australia's largest and most respected domain name registrars and web hosting organisations. In the spirit of this, it's Webcentral's policy to maintain a fair balance when providing services or subscriptions to customers. The information below is answers to frequently asked questions regarding refunds at Webcentral.

I've made a mistake in subscribing to a Webcentral hosting service.

When a customer initially purchases a service or subscription with Webcentral, a number of teams and support staff are immediately activated in order to provide those services as promptly and efficiently as possible. Webcentral establishes and maintains these services with the expectation that customers have made an informed decision about their requirements. These activities have a tangible financial cost to Webcentral in terms of both time and resources, particularly where a potential customer may have purchased or renewed their services and has then decided against progressing further with their plans for a web presence. It is for these reasons that Webcentral have included into the Terms and Conditions under the 2.4 Termination clause (11) that: "Services are required to be cancelled prior to renewal, for cancellations submitted after the scheduled date of renewal there are no credits and no refunds."

What subscription term options are available?

Webcentral offer various subscription periods for many services including:

  • Free 30 day trial;
  • Monthly;
  • Quarterly;
  • Half Yearly;
  • Yearly.

Customers are invited to trial Webcentral web hosting and email hosting services at no charge when registering new domains to ensure these services meet their required and expected needs. These services are also available on an ongoing monthly subscription basis and may be cancelled at any time. Such billing arrangements may be suitable for hosting longer than the free trial terms allow. Additionally, a great deal of written information is available online on the Webcentral homepage

detailing the features of those products, including the full cost. To this end, Webcentral advises customers to be certain about their purchase before they go ahead with payment, as their refund request may be rejected.

What are the conditions for which Webcentral will offer a refund?

Webcentral makes every effort to ensure our customers are fully informed and advised of their rights, however, there may be circumstances where you might feel they warrant further consideration. For example:

  • You have legitimately attempted to cancel services before the due date or following the invoicing period but have been invoiced or charged;
  • You have purchased services or subscriptions based on information provided by Webcentral that have failed to perform according to this information;

In circumstances such as these, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions Webcentral will offer a full refund.

My circumstances don't meet the criteria outlined in the Terms and Conditions.

In all circumstances, Webcentral is happy to review cases on an individual basis. Customer Service is available 24/7 and are happy to advise you on your options. Please note that Webcentral Phone Support cannot make decisions related to refunds, however, you will be advised that before any refund is offered, the services or subscriptions for which you require such a refund must be cancelled. You will then be asked to submit your refund request to our support team. Please include as much information as possible about your circumstance and your reasons for requesting a refund. Webcentral management will review all requests on a case-by-case basis and response can generally be expected within 72 hours.

How do I cancel my services or subscriptions?

All Webcentral services or subscriptions must be cancelled prior to their invoicing date. Please refer to the Service Cancellation article for assistance in cancelling any service or subscription that you may have with Webcentral. No cancellation fees are applicable to subscription services.