09 Dec iDNS – Scam Alert
Internet Domain Name Services, also known as iDNS, sends out letters that look like a bill for domain registration. They send these letters to domain name owners who’s domain names are going to expire, six months or more before the actual expiration date.
While it may not be illegal, it appears their intention is to mislead domain name owners into thinking it’s a bill that must be paid in order to retain the rights to their domain name. Except, they are not the domain name company of record. Their intention is to prey on people don’t know who their domain registration company is. Further, they charge $45 for one year of domain hosting! Most reputable companies charge about $10 to $15/year for the same service. View actual letter here.
So, if you receive a notice in the mail from iDNS that looks like a bill, scrutinize it carefully. Most likely, it’s just another scam from iDNS. We received two of them in the same month. Fortunately we recognized the deception right away. Hopefully, you will too!