NEVER renew a domain or even send money for Hosting Services from a letter you get in the mail or from a phone call. 98% of the time they are a SCAM
. Many of these letters are asking for you to sign and pay or sign, or just pay a hosting services or domain renewal and submit it back to them. The ones that are just asking for you to send money in for a bogus hosting service that sounda close to your current service or even mention your website name, is typically bogus. Once paid, your money is gone, you will never see that money again…it’s gone.
Some of these letters are so Official looking that you figure you should respond anyway. What some people do not do is read the small print or how it is worded, allowing them to TAKE control of your domain and lose it.
Find a company that uses Domain Locking on all the domains it is in control of for no additional fees. This prevents random domain stealing. Check to see if your domain is locked and know who your domain Registrant really is.
Not Sure who your hosting with or how holds the keys to your domain? Call your hosting company. Call YourHost.com if they cannot answer the questions, regardless if you are a customer or not and our Technicians will help determine the validity of the letter and who is your real host and controlling registrant, like Tucows, Register.com, NetworkSolutions, enom, Godaddy, etc.
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Sample of the Fraud Specimen