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If You Get a Letter from Domain Registry of America – Beware

Posted on Apr 01, 2010

There has been a lot of uproar going on for the last several years and it involves a company known as Domain Registry of America, Inc. 

People have reportedly received correspondence from this organization stating that their domain names will expire, if they don’t renew right away.  Some consumers unintentionally switched their domain name registrars, as a result. If you don’t know which company owns your domain name, receiving a letter like the one described can be confusing.

According to a blog post, “Domain Registry of America” Scam, this activity has been going on since at least 2002.  Apparently, Domain Registry of America uses various addresses, including locations in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.

In 2003, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had requested that a federal district court enjoin Domain Registry of America from “making misrepresentations in the marketing of its domain name registration services and require it to pay redress to consumers.”  The FTC issued a press release that explained its complaint against Domain Registry of America, claiming that the company “allegedly uses notices/invoices that mislead consumers into thinking that they are renewing their registrations with their current registrar when, instead, they are transferring their registrations to DROA’s registrar, eNom.”

If you get a letter from Domain Registry of America and you don’t have your domain names with that company, just ignore it.

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