I got an email from a company that claimed to be a registry for domain names saying that someone was trying to register the name of my business as a keyword, and I needed to let them know if I wanted to register it first. SO of course this didn't sound right and when I googled "keyword registration scam" this explanation of it came up. http://elliottback.com/wp/domain-name-registration-scam/
Just be aware that you can't register a keyword anywhere, and that these people are just trying to get your credit card info.
Oh, and there's another thing that domain registrars do, which is to send you a notice that your web domain is going to expire soon, which could be true. They're just trying to get you to re-register it with them, not your original registration company, whoever that may be. Make sure that if you re-register your domain that it's with the company you want to register it with, not some random company who catches you offguard.
Thanks for the heads up! People will do anything these days for a scam!
Wow, they are getting smarter & smarter with the scams they come up wtih!
Yeah. My domain is $8/yr and I get yearly letters to register for $30/ yr. Now why would I do that. The majority of domain hosts will renew it automatically unless you tell them not to.