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Domain Listing Center and Domain Registry of America

Have you ever received a letter from the Domain Registry of America, inviting you to renew your domain registration with them? Don't - it's a scam. They're just another registration agent, and an expensive one too, who try to trick you into signing up for their services with what looks like an urgent final demand. Much better to renew, when the time is right, via the folks who set your domain up in the first place and who, for most of us, will also be hosting that domain.

A new scam along similar lines hit my email box yesterday - this one from Domain Listing Center Inc, again based in Toronto, Canada. FINAL NOTICE it shouts at the top, and it looks like an invoice for $75. Tiny text at the bottom states "This is not a bill. This is a solicitation ..... In my opinion, it's another expensive scam - this time to get you to buy their search engine submission service. I'm not interested, and I suggest that you shouldn't be either.

Here's what the email looks like:

Personally, I always smell a rat when I see ... no telephone number ... no link to further details of the service being offered ... and the email comes from a Yahoo address. Come come, shouldn't a domain listing center have its own domain and website ;-) ??
(written 2006-06-06)

Commentatorsays ...
Graham:There's already been a discussion on our Forum on the Domain Registry of America - see the "suggested link".
(comment added 2006-06-06 04:38:15)
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