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Bogus Renewal Notices

Domains often receive bogus renewal notices from third parties hoping to get your money. (They don't seem to care if they get your business -- they are much more interested in collecting the payment than actually offering domain services - in extreme cases the fine print says that they don't actually do any renewing.)

These messages all try to look official, and try to install a panic in you to renew.   It is generally best to ignore these.

Here are examples of bogus messages:


Bogus/Scam Renewal Example 1

From: Domain Notice of Registration Soon  (noreply@regisdomaiurl.com)

Registration Expiration

Order #: 17981777
Order Date: Feb 3, 2012
Bill To: Lynn Slater
39350 Civic Center Drive Suite 200 Fremont 94538 CA UNITED STATES
,
510 494-9700x292

PROCESS SECURE PAYMENT

Domain Name
TESTDOODLE.COM
Registration
Feb 3, 2012 - Feb 3, 2013
Price
$75.00
Term
1 Year

Domain Name: TESTDOODLE.COM

To: Lynn Slater

Your order #17981777 has been received and is currently processing. Registration includes SE submission for TESTDOODLE.COM for 12 months. There is no obligation to pay for this order unless you complete your payment by Feb 18, 2012. SE Services provides submission services and search engine ranking organization for domain owners.

Failure to complete your search engine registration by Feb 18, 2012 may result in the cancellation of this order (making it difficult for your customers to locate you using search engines on the web).

For Domain Name:
TESTDOODLE.COM

PROCESS SECURE PAYMENT

UNSUBSCRIBE INSTRUCTIONS

You have received this message because you elected to receive special notifications and offers for TESTDOODLE.COM. If you no longer wish to receive our special notices, please unsubscribe here, or mail us a written request to the attention of: Customer Contact Manager, Po Box 5111 Astra, Ontario K0K 3W0. Please allow up to four weeks for the complete unsubscribe process to take place. NOTE: If you have multiple accounts with us, you must opt out for each one individually in order to fully stop receiving these notifications.

Please do not reply to this email, as we are not able to respond to messages sent to this address.

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