Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


564 posts

Ultimate Geek


#81050 7-Apr-2011 09:54
Send private message

Hi everyone just a heads up. I have been receiving letters from an Australia company called Domain Renewal Group.

This letter is very deceiving it looks like a bill for one or more of your domain names and is titled as an Expiry Notice. however it is a request to transfer your domain name which you will only notice if you read the underlying text.

If you do a google search for this company many of the results are from people being caught out by this.

If you do get a letter in the post from them just rip it up and put it in the bin as the cost is more than registering on there web site and in other places.

What makes it worse is that these letters are from an icann's accredited registrar(or at least they say they are) who are using WhoIs records to letter spam people.

p/s I could not find a category for domain name/internet related matters if there is a category for this. Mod's feel free to move this post 

Geoff E

Create new topic
4318 posts

Uber Geek

BDFL - Memuneh
68892 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #456305 7-Apr-2011 11:22
Send private message

This is an old scam thats coming back. It used to be a "pro forma invoice" but they have now removed those terms and simply call it a "renewal reminder" or something like that.

Those are post out of Jamaica, and they are going around some .com domains at the moment. Received a few in the mail last week. They are charging AU$45 per year for a .com domain that usually costs US$10 or less.

Also remember to read the T/Cs which in some cases involve clauses that will lock the domain to their registrar for a long period, and you can't transfer to a cheaper one later.

Usually they send these to accounts departments. Some times they are lucky the person there sees the invoice-looking mail and decides it must be paid, without seeking advice from the IT department - and sometimes small businesses don't even have one, so these things get paid.



These links are referral codes


Geekzone broadband switch | Eletcricity comparison and switch | Hatch investment (NZ$ 10 bonus if NZ$100 deposited within 30 days) | Sharesies | Mighty Ape | Backblaze | Coinbase | TheMarket | My technology disclosure

Create new topic

News »

Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41

Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55

NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30

Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05

Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18

Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12

Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06

Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47

OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52

Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34

Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29

AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13

Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57

Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.