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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Beware Of A Domain Registration Renewal Scam


I got a very official looking email today telling me that my Domain is going to expire in two days and I have to renew immediately or lose revenue when people can’t find my website. The company claims to be Domain Services with an email address at hotmail. They offer immediate renewal at rates that are roughly 10 times what you would pay at any reputable domain registrar. They have obviously garnered a list of sites and are sending out mass emails to try and snare gullible domain owners into unnecessary renewals.

My domain does not expire for another six years and even if it did expire my revue loss would be insignificant. This is another obvious and blatant Internet SCAM. I have reported the email address to Hotmail but who knows what they will do with it. There will be harried domain administrators who will succumb to panic and send this scam artist a grotesquely huge domain renewal fee. The snake oil salesman is alive and sadly well, one can only hope they will at some point reap what they are sowing.

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