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Domain Name Registration Renewal Scams

Do you have an existing web site? If you do, then you’re likely to have seen annual domain name registration renewal notices in the mail. They are usually accompanied by some verbage in the form of a scare tactic that attempts to “con” you into thinking you have to pay a third party to renew your domain name registration or you will lose it.

If you have a hosting company like 1&1 Web Hosting or Network Solutions, or even GoDaddy, and you don’t know if annual domain name registration renewal is included, then it would be a good idea to review your contract terms.

My hosting accounts at 1&1 Web Hosting include free annual domain name registration renewal for as long as you use 1&1 and keep your account in good standing.

Don’t fall prey to these ridiculous scams! If you are in doubt whether domain name registration renewal is included in your web hosting package, check with your provider.

Alternatively, you can check the current registration information that is publicly available for any domain name (including your own) by using any one of several free tools that are available on the Internet. One that I like to use is provided for free by Domain Tools and is located here.

I hope you find this information useful,
-Dan

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2 Responses to “Domain Name Registration Renewal Scams”
  1. Joe S says:

    Great article! I run/own my own website, and these jerks try to con you into sending them money, which incdentally allows them to transfer the registration of your domain name to them, and enables them to continue charging you year after year…

  2. Dan says:

    @ Joe:

    Glad you enjoyed it!

    -Dan


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