Sunday, March 25, 2007

FAKE "bills" for website domains

Help Girl Geek!

We just got a bill for $89 for our domain name registration. I says it expires tomorrow. We don't want to lose our website. We've tried unsuccessfully to reach this company, List-Corp by phone and email. Should we pay this?

Hi P,

Absolutely NOT! IT IS A FAKE -- an advertisement/solicitation that fools many naive site owners, who don't read the fine print. They format their ADVERTISEMENT to look like a statement and then add urgency to it by saying your domain name is about to expire in a day or so.

I've gotten them from Domain Registry of America and others.

Again, I urge you to keep good records and to pay for your domain at least 5 years in advance so you don't lose it.

Annette Vaillancourt
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