I've had my domain registration services with Hover/Tucows for a while, and have been very pleased. However, something strange happened, and I wanted to verify what I was told.
I had a domain for a client. That client terminated services by non-payment. I kept it around for a while, but then terminated the last renewal period. I received a notice from ICANN about the registration, and checked it out. First I went to the URL... and it was pointed to a questionable alternative site. That alarmed me, as I'm the registered domain holder. I then went to Hover to try to terminate, and there was no way to terminate. I've terminated before, so I was a bit perplexed.
So I was able to get into support chat, and they said I could only let it expire. They said that this was a recent change to domain policy.
Has anyone heard of this?