Sunday, May 10, 2009

Domain Renewal Group Scam?

Just had a nicely worded letter from a company called "Domain Renewal Group" noting that my domain name is about to expire (it is) and that I can "take advantage" of best savings by switching to them.

So not really a scam - if you read the text properly they leave an ample trail that I'll actually be switching domain registrars if I use them. On the assumption that they'd continue to manage the domain - and the web stories on this are unclear so perhaps they will, perhaps they won't - then the only question is whether this is cost effective. It isn't - there're more than twice the price that I pay currently.

Beware ... always read the fine print. Domain Renewal Group may not be all they appear to be. And they certainly charge more than you need to pay.

3 comments:

  1. ggoepp4:13 am

    also received letter from Domain Renewal Group.  I'd like to say that I recognized that this was a scam right away, but I didn't.  It sat on my desk for several days, and I was a little suspicious.   I hope that I helped someone not get hooked.  Pitch it in the trash! 

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  2. OGERAU-SOLACROUP de LADEVIE10:23 am

    I also received the same nastly  letter from  " DOMAIN  RENEWAL  GROUP "

    Even, if it not  " really a scam ", as you say, it is however an attempt to beguile people, by using nasty methods, such as ,
    " please answer before...  bla  bla... July 2009  ... otherwise you might loose your  Domain name ".

    This  - of course - is not true, because  the webmaster in question  ( myself ) is  " lodged " with another company,
    and therefore  " Domain  Renewal  Group " as No legal right ton interfere into a private contarct between I and the
    said Company who is in charge of my Domain name.

    In France, such an action might be prosecuted ! ! ! !

    Will see  ! !

    With best regards

    OGERAU - SOLACROUP  de  LADEVIE

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  3. jdmaya11:02 pm

    If you have been ripped of by DOMAIN RENEWAL GROUP, file a complaint. *call the office of the New York Attorney General at, 1800 771 7755 make your verbal complaint and follow instructions.

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