Blog Domain Name Scam: Four Signs to Look for and Not Be Fleeced!

Blog Domain Name Scam: Four Signs to Look for and Not Be Fleeced!

Renewing blog domain names is usually an annual activity.  Depending on the promotion of your domain name provide, you can renew from 99 cents (for new domain names) to $15 (for renewals).

Depending on the domain name provider, such as GoDaddy, they will send you emails way ahead of the domain renewal date.  However, we are all busy and if you we do not pay attention, you can be scammed when renewing your blog domain name.  You may receive an email, phone call, or a letter stating that you need to renew your domain name.  The problem is that they ask you to pay astronomical prices for your domain name renewal.  They are counting on you not to know the pricing of your domain name and they communicate a sense of urgency for you to immediately act.

The following is a letter I recently received concerning the renewal of one of my domain names.  The following are five telltale signs to look for when these scam domain name letters come in the mail:

  1. Letter comes from a company you didn’t originally buy your domain name
  2. They are demanding that you renew your domain name far ahead of the renewal date
  3. They say it is not a bill but they are asking for payment.  It must be a legal loophole
  4. The domain name price, in this case, is three times the price of what you normally would pay for a name

They depend of you not paying attention to their communication.  They are hoping that you are so busy building your business that you will pay them and get it off of your desk.

So beware!  Take the following steps:

  1. There are many good resources for your domain name.  Get your domain from reputable, well established domain name companies such as Hostgator.com, Bluehost.com, GoDaddy.com, and Namecheap.com
  2. Sign up for email notifications from your domain name providers so that they, and only they, can notify you of an upcoming domain name renewal
  3. If you have someone else handle your payments, let them know the name of the companies you purchased your domain name(s)

Following these steps and you will not be taken advantage of when renewing your blog domain names.

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It is that simple.  Act now and start blogging right away!

 

 
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