Expiring Website Scam
Updated: Nov 4, 2022
If you manage a company with a website, you may have received a letter in the postal mail at some point claiming that your domain is expiring. These letters are crafted to look like a normal renewal of your company’s online web presence and appear to be a bill, usually in the amount of a few hundred dollars. One variety of this scam is simply payment to be listed in an obscure online directory. Another variety (see image above) is actually soliciting authorization to transfer your domain registration to them, meaning you’ll likely pay higher renewal costs. Whichever letter arrives in your mailbox, just throw it out. But you can also use this opportunity to confirm that your actual domain registrar is set to auto-renew. Not sure who your domain registrar is? Send me an email and I’d be happy to help you be sure your online presence is firmly established.