I just sent this information via email to everyone I know who I do business with who has a domain name and thought it was worth a share on here as well.
I just want to make sure to remind everyone I know who who has a domain name to ensure nobody I know will fall for a scam called “Domain Slamming”.
Basically, a company named “Domain Registry of America” may send you a message through the U.S. Mail that looks like a renewal bill. They count on the fact that most people don’t remember where they have registered their domain & hope that you will pay their bill. Once you’ve sent them payment, they acquire your domain. (And could charge you more for your domain name. For what I pay $12 for, they are asking $35.)
I just received a letter from them today which reminded me that you all may have also received such a letter.
Below is more information about this scam so you can avoid it.
“In 2002, Register.com sued Domain Registry of America (aka “Domain Renewal Group”), claiming the company illegally lured away thousands of customers by tricking them into transferring their domains.”
There may be other companies who do this, but this one is a big offender.
Just be sure to know who you’ve registered your domain with and throw out any mail you may get from other companies claiming to be your domain name registrar. (Be sure to pay your actual registrar, though!)
If you are unsure who your current registrar is, you can go here and enter your domain name to find out:
Let me know if you need any help along the way.
Domain slamming . Domain slamming (also known as unauthorized transfers or domain name registration scams) is a scam in which the offending domain name registrar attempts to trick domain owners into switching from their existing registrar to theirs, under the pretense that the customer is …
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