Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Beware of document that looks like a DNS Services Bill

Some of our clients are receiving what looks like a bill from DNS Services (pictured), but it isn't a bill. This is a company out to scam you and take your money by switching your website domain services from your current provider to themselves.

There are many companies that do this as your domain comes up for renewal, but we are starting to see sales-pitch-bills like this popping up randomly. Beware, and share, and look over your mail carefully before you pay any unexpected "bills".

If you see this letter, discard it and do not send any money. If you are unsure if a bill or renewal is legit, contact your web support team for guidance.

If you find you are still worried about your domain expiring, you can check bill statements from your last domain registration... if that is not on hand, try looking up your website at Network Solutions here: http://www.networksolutions.com/whois/index.jsp. You should be able to view when your domain was first registered as well as the exact date it expires. If expiration is right around the corner, consider renewing your domain for 3 or more years.