We have had clients recently emailing us about an email they recieved to renew their domain. The email looks fairly official and comes from Finaldomainnotices.com. This is a scam to get you to register your domain with their company for some crazy high price. Most domains will fall in the range of 10 to 20 dollars to buy or renew. If you are being asked by some strange email to pay more, it’s a scam. Here is a good example of the email. It will look like the sample below
Attention: Important Notice , DOMAIN SERVICE NOTICE
Domain Name: ***********
Complete and return by fax to:
PART I: REVIEW SOLICITATION
As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notification for your business Domain name search engine registration. This letter is to inform you that it’s time to send in your registration and save.
Failure to complete your Domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may result in cancellation of this offer making it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web.
Privatization allows the consumer a choice when registering. Search engine subscription includes domain name search engine submission. You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated below unless you accept this offer. Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice it is a courtesy reminder to register your domain name search engine listing so your customers can locate you on the web.
This Notice for: WWW.DOMAIN.COM will expire on MAY 14,2014 Act today
[ ] 2 year 05/14/2014 – 05/14/2016 $119.00
[ ] 5 year 05/14/2014 – 05/14/2019 $199.00
[ ] 10 year -Most Recommended- 05/14/2014 – 05/14/2024 $295.00
[ ] Lifetime (NEW!) Limited time offer – Best value! Lifetime $499.00
Today’s Date: _____________________ Signature: _____________________
Payment by Credit Card
Select the term above, then return by fax: 1-716-242-0405