Here’s a post about the Domain Renewal Group – perfectly legally, receiving your money and outwitting you in the process.
I got home to find an envelop from the Domain Renewal Group on my doormat. Instantly, and this is the key word here – Instantly, I knew this was a con. An act of deception, intent of relieving me of my money into their bank account, without me knowing exactly what was going on exactly.
I’m sure this company has completed this move many many times and have frustrated many ‘customers’ and fuelled their profits massively.
I ‘instantly’ knew this was fake, because I have had no domain business with the Domain Renewal Group. I haven’t entered into any contract with them, been to their website, heard of their name or purchased any past services from them.
Their logo mimics the USA flag – I’m certain this fuels their ‘official’ status, and therefore ‘concerns’ unsuspecting receivers.
Their business address is in the UK, however their telephone number isn’t.
Their ‘reply requested by’ date, implies that you ‘act by’ this date – when in actual fact there is no reason to.
Their wording is misleading – stating that ‘you must renew your domain’ – true, but not with the DRG
They ask for your credit card number and expiry date – why would you want to do that when you bought the domain online in the first place? Very insecure I think.
Ok I’m done. There a whole host of things that is misleading on this document which needs to be thrown in the bin. Nothing the company have done is illegal, however they 100% ‘are’ playing on your naivety of domain purchasing to ‘officially’ steal/transfer your domain away from your existing host and onto their servers. I’ll let you, look at the paper work and ask yourself ‘would I fall for this stunt?’.
Many, many people do.