We have had several clients throughout the years who have contacted us regarding “phoney bills” relating to domain names they have registered. The letters come from “Domain Registry of America” or “Domain Renewal Group” and they really look like a bill indicating that your domain name is expiring… until you read it thoroughly. These are not legitimate invoices, they are a solicitation for your business and to transfer your domain name to their registering company. This is a scam.
If you have receive this type of letter, please ignore it, throw it away and do not send them any money.
These companies will typically obtain your postal address from the public “Whois” database of registered domains. Superficially the letters may look like bills, but are actually intended to be agreements to transfer your domain to them (at an inflated price without hosting). In most cases Helpful Website automatically renews your domain while you have hosting services with us, so you don’t need to do anything.
If you manage your own domain name, you will know who you registered it with. Again, if you receive these notices disregard them to avoid a serious headache. Once you send in a check to this company it will be a lot of work to get it back to your official registering company. Save yourself the aggravation and have Helpful Website manage your domain name for you.