There seems to have been an increase in the number of scam emails sent to domain name holders in recent months. Be aware that if you receive an email like the one pictured, encouraging you to review or list your domain, please delete it and do not click on any of the links.
The only emails that you need to take notice of when it comes to your domain names are those sent by your domain registrar (such as Fasthosts, 123-Reg or GoDaddy) or those of your web development agency.
The latest scam emails are similar to letters that are also sometimes received when you register a new domain name, such as those sent by the "Domain Registry of America". These communications are written in such a way to make it look like you need to respond in order to keep your domain. This is not the case - they are simply an "offer" for you to transfer your domain over to their company and/or list your domain in their directory.
Reading the small print often reveals ridiculous fees associated with transferring your domain away from their services if you decide in the future to move it elsewhere so it is important that you do not take any such action. If in doubt, please feel free to get in touch with us on 01553 886388 and we will advise on whether or not any action is required. We will be happy to help free of charge to make sure you don't fall suspect of a scam!
If you would like to register a new domain name and make sure it is done legitimately, we can help. We register domains in your name so you legally own the rights to use the domain and we only use reputable and accessible domain registrars. Contact us today and we will do a search to see what options are available for you.
Similarly, if you receive any emails offering Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) services, especially those "guaranteeing" to get you to the top of Google, it is likely to be a scam. Please contact us for advice and honest advice about how to improve your search engine results.