Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Another Day Another Scam

We received the above notice from Domain Registry of America informing us of the renewal of our domain name lex-synergies.net. Since we manage our own domain names it was easy for us to identify the notice as a scam but for the untrained domain name owner it may not be. If the instructions are followed it will result in the domain name being transferred to that company.

If you Google "Domain Registry of America" or "DROA" you will find reports on the scam from other bloggers and news sites so we will not repeat what they say.

However, we want to mention that this type of scam highlights the importance of ensuring all your domain names are administered by one domain name provider (registrar) so that notices like the one above, from an unknown third party, can be ignored or reported to your domain name provider.

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