Domain Registry of Canada scam

Some of our customers have reported receiving domain name renewal letters from a company named Domain Registry of Canada. The letter looks very official, with a maple leaf sign that suggests the letter originates from a canadian government agency.

This is a well known scam. This particular company has been operating for many years, as their service is not technically illegal: if you do pay the rather expensive renewal fee, they will actually transfer your domain name to them.

This company operates by using publicly available domain name registration information. That is how they can obtain your business name, mailing adress and domain expiration date.

If your domain name is registered with us, ask us how to protect you from such bad business practice. We can activate domain registration privacy, which will prevent such company from obtaining your personal information. This is a free service.

Similar scammy companies are probably also operating in the United States and other countries. If you are not sure about a document you receive by e-mail or regular mail, just contact us. We'll be pleased to assist you.

 

Posted by Cedric on February 16, 2008

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