Recently I have had a couple of clients who received bogus letters ‘inviting’ them renew their domain name . . . for up to 10 times the normal renewal rate! Well, I suppose if you are going to try it on you may as well set your sites high
Seriously though, these bogus domain renewals look quite professional and are often delivered by regular mail.
If your domain names are managed by TOSD, check these basic things before you pay anything:
- Was the renewal notice sent by TOSD from firstname.lastname@example.org? (TOSD do not send renewals, or anything else, by normal mail)
- Was the renewal fee either $60.00/2 yrs for a ‘.com.au’ domain, or $19.95/1 yr for a ‘.com’ domain?
Still not sure?
Submit a support ticket and ask. It could save you a lot of money.