Today, I received a very professional looking letter from Domain Registry of America. Inside was a “Domain Name Expiration Notice” along with the option to renew my domain for 1 year ($25), 2 years ($40) or 5 years ($85) as well as the option to pick up mydomainname.net and mydomainname.org for $40 each for a 2 year period. There is also a stub at the bottom of this letter to fill in your credit card info and a return envelope address to:
Domain Registry of America
2316 Delaware Avenue #266
Buffalo, NY 14216-2687
So, that doesn’t sound so sneaky except that my domains are registered through omnis and I only pay $8 a year…BUT, to the unexperianced webmaster, this letter from Domain Registry of America would absolutely look like a bill and they would probably pay it.
Pretttttyyyyy sneaky! And I’m not saying that Domain Registry of America are crooks, I’m sure they will register your domain, it’s just an interesting way to pick up customers. I’m sure they are probably making a killing doing this too!