Advice for Beginners, Domaining Mistakes August 31st, 2007
I received a domain name renewal notice today from a company supposedly based in Brussels, Belgium. I did not spot it right away as a vicious phishing scam because I own many domains at many different registrars, and I don’t always remember where each particular domain is hosted. So I clicked on the link to renew my domain name (I won’t make that mistake again). I found myself at a renewal page of a company called Domain Renewal that was charging $79.95 for a one year renewal. I was stunned. Almost $80 for a one year renewal? That’s 10 times what I pay at top registrars like Moniker.com and GoDaddy.com!
But there’s more to it than just a costly transfer scam.