Another Scam Email-Different One This Time.

Business By costumeczar Updated 5 Oct 2009 , 11:52pm by CakeForte

costumeczar Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 7:27pm
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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.

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Caths_Cakes Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 7:40pm
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Thanks for the heads up! People will do anything these days for a scam!

LaBellaFlor Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 9:19pm
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Wow, they are getting smarter & smarter with the scams they come up wtih!

CakeForte Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 11:52pm
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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.

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