Scam Alert: Domain Registration

Some ‘invoices’ you receive are offers.

If you own a domain or a website, your contact information is available to everyone. Since a vast majority of people do not know how  domain registration and website ownership actually work, many companies try to take advantage of you. One way of scamming is a “Domain Expiration Notice” that is being sent “as a courtesy” to domain owners, designed like an invoice (usually somewhere in the text you’ll find a notice saying this is an offer, not a bill).

You are being offered to have a company renew your domain name for you for the special offer price of $60 for two years – a seemingly good offer compared with the one-year renewal of $35. A deal?

Fact: The average price of a domain is around $11-$15/year.

At it comes free with your annual hosting contract.