Domain Name Registration? No! It’s transfer phishing but – it looks like an invoice!

There are companies out there, including Domain Registry of America, who send things which look like “invoices” to the owners domain names who are NOT registered with them – in an attempt to coax people to transfer to their service.  If you are registered with CrestoneRegister.com, you can simply shred this duplicitous “invoice” from Domain Registry of America or other similar companies. Invoices should come from ….

Crestone Creations

… only!

Here is a link to the FTC report on DROA:
Court Bars Canadian Company from Misleading Consumers in Marketing of Internet Domain Name Services

Here is a quote from the above linked report,
“DROA is a re-seller of domain name registration services for a company called eNom, Inc. (eNom), an accredited registrar of Internet domain names. It allegedly conducts business by sending mass-marketed direct mail to U.S. consumers, soliciting them to transfer their domain name registrations from their current Internet domain name registrar to eNom. According to the FTC, DROA’s mail solicitations to consumers appear to be renewal notices or invoices from the consumers’ current registrars, advising them that their domain names are about to expire, and requesting payment for “renewal” of the domain name registration. The Commission contends that DROA has mailed millions of such “renewal” notices captioned ‘IMPORTANT NOTICE,’ to urge consumers to act quickly to avoid “Register Lock” or “loss of your online identity.” The company further warns, according to the FTC, that if consumers “lose their domain name” it may be ‘impossible for you to get it back.’”

Below is an example of a (not-really) invoice from DROA (Domain Registry of America).

They make it look like an invoice, but it’s actually a domain transfer request.

 

If you have already sent this in and need to get back control of your domain name please contact us!
We will help you regain control of your domain name.

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Domain Name Registration Phishing
Originally Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:55 am
Post subject: Domain Registry of America

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