Fraudulous renewal of Domain Renewal Group – Don’t pay
Fraudulous attempts of domain renewal are rising again. At this moment the company Domain Renewal Group has sent multiple letters encouraging the renewal of a domain name which includes the transfer to them.
If you agree with their offer, your domain name will be transferred to the Registrar of their choice, which bounds you to their general conditions (with extra costs such as the `reinstatement fee' of 200 USD). You will also lose additional services related to your domain name such as e-mail, hosting and your website.
Here are some tips to avoid these kinds of pitfalls:
- Check the company name which encourages you to renew your domain name (business paper, signature, email address, etc.)
- Don’t sign any document if you are not completely sure to have understood every detail. An attempt of dishonest renewal of a domain name often looks like an official form or letter written in a different language than yours.
- The details of every domain name are available on the “whois” website (registration date, expiration date, administrative contact, etc.). Don’t assume that the sender is your registrar because he mentions these details.
- Don’t hesitate to contact our customer service as soon as you receive this kind of letter to be sure that we are the expeditor.
You will receive an invoice of Register.be 1 month before the expiration date of your products.
Preview a fraudulous attempt of domain renewal