Domain Registry of America- don’t get scammed

I received notice today that one of us whos name shall remain nameless just got scammed by Domain Registry of America. They are sending out notices to websites that need to be renewed soon asking for $30, three times the price we’re paying.

DON”T GET SCAMMED! There are over 100,000 posts on google about this scam. See: http://trinaallen.wordpress.com/2008/04/11/domain-registry-of-america-scam/
http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/domainnamescams.htm
Federal Trade Commission: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2003/12/domainreg.shtm

What you should do:

A. Throw away the letter if you received it
B. Request your $ back if you already paid

C. If you want to move away from us you can transfer your website to your city’s hosting service for free and pay bluehost or another vendor the $10 a year for the domain registration.  You can transfer your account at any time without charge if you are going to your city’s site.  There’s never a good reason to get scammed.

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Colleen Eggett

Colleen Eggett is the Library Resources Program Manager for the Utah State Library in Salt Lake City UT.