from Domain Name Scams
Registry of America"
(also called "Domain Registry of
A company calling itself "Domain Registry of Canada" or "Domain
Registry of America" is targeting domain name owners to transfer
their domains by renewal.
They are a reseller who use the following ICANN accredited registrars:
eNom Inc. (eNom.com)
Brandon Gray Internet Services, Inc. (NameJuice.com)
They obtain contact information through the publicly accessible
WHOIS database, and send renewal notices through regular mail in
an envelope and on stationary intentionally designed to look like
an official renewal notice.
You absolutely SHOULD NOT remit
any payments to "Domain Registry
of Canada"/"Domain Registry of America" in order to
renew your domain. If you have registered your domain with us then
you should renew your domain with us. You may transfer your domain
to another company at any time, however this should be the company
of YOUR choice.
If you have already
made a payment to this company, we suggest contacting your bank or
credit card company and ask for the payment to be stopped
" Domain Registry of America" have already had
a court injunction against them with regard to domain name reselling.
more information, please read these articles:
WARNING "EU Registry Services" - Cambridge
A company calling itself "EU Registry Services" is sending out letters regarding domain names with upcoming renewals. The letters are entitled "DOMAIN EXPIRATION NOTICE" and are blatantly misleading, urgently requesting domain owners to "renew immediately to ensure service continues uninterrupted".
The letter has a tear-off slip at the bottom for you to detach and send with your cheque. Under no circumstances should you send any payment to these people. This is a blatant scam, intended to mislead.
"EU Registry Services" have
already received attention from the Advertising Standards Authority
regarding a misleading claim over .eu domains:
Registry Services" - Cambridge
Another company is sending out very similar notices to "EU Registry Services" but
under the name "Domain Registry Services". Could they be the same company?
We think the answer is probably yes.
Again this is
a blatant scam, intended to mislead, so please ignore these letters.
What should you do?
Should you receive ANY unsolicited email or postal notices from ANY
company regarding your domain registration, please:
Update Center" and "Domain Listing Center Inc" - USA
- Cancel any payment you may have made.
- Tear up the letter and dispose of it (or recycle!).
- Renew your domain with us.
A company is sending out very official-looking notices to containing
the words "FlNAL NOTlCE".
Simply delete these messages, they are just trying to trick you
into buying additional domain names or services for existing domain
names through them.