There is a very good chance that, if you are the registrant or owner of a domain name, regardless of how it was registered, you have received something in the mail (we're talking about an actual piece of paper that appears in your mailbox) that LOOKS like an invoice from Domain Registry. The attached images are what we are talking about. Even a company like ours that handles all of the details of your domain registration and renewal receives these.
Because of the layout of the document, you could easily mistake it as an invoice that you need to pay in order to keep your domain when, in fact, paying Domain Registry simply authorizes it to transfer your domain to them so that they will become the registrar of record. If you read it carefully, you will notice that they include the language that you need to see in order to dismiss and disregard this cleverly crafted faux invoice.
For example, you will read, " "Review our prices and decide for yourself. You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated below unless you accept this offer. This notice is not a bill, it is rather an easy means of payment should you decide to switch your domain name registration to Domain Registry." Paying Domain Registry can be a terrible mistake if you were unaware of what you were doing and it can be complicated and time consuming to get everything straightened out if you fall for their scheme.
Remember, when we handle your domain, we will inform you in advance via email of the upcoming renewal and we will only reference ourselves as Multiply LLC, DBA One Eleven or, in some cases, just One Eleven. Our invoices will be abundantly clear what we are billing you for and will include the domain name and the term.
Also, as you can see by looking at Domain Registry's prices, our registration and renewal fees are less expensive.
If you ever have questions about our domain registration or renewal, please feel free to contact us any time. We appreciate the confidence that our customers place in us to handle the fine details of managing their domains. While it seems like a simple process, there is enough confusion and deception out there to cause plenty of unwanted problems.
Article is closed for comments.