I have been attempting to renew a couple of domains that I have registered with BlueHost using Paypal to pay for the renewal without success. I have support tickets open with both BlueHost and Paypal neither of which is getting me anywhere toward resolving this. I believe the problem is a bug in the Paypal processing but cannot get Paypal to admit to it.
The problem occurs at the point in the payment process after I have logged into Paypal. BlueHost have disabled the echeck payment option (which is reasonable and I am not trying to pay from the bank account attached to my Paypal account as there are more than enough funds in my Paypal account to cover the payment). Unfortunately it appears that by disabling echeck the option to pay directly from a Paypal account that doesn't have a credit card attached is also disabled even when that account contains more than enough funds already in Paypal itself to make the purchase.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can renew the domains with BlueHost using the money in my Paypal account (I don't have a credit card)? Alternatively, if BlueHost will not let me renew the domains with them, does anyone have any suggestions for an alternate domain registrar who has reasonable prices for .com and .net domains, who will accept payment by Paypal, and where the domains work properly with BlueHost web hosting?