Urgent Mail

Getting urgent mail about your site?

You probably do. Emails that look like invoices, urgent messages with time limits, realistic looking advertising. You are hounded to sign up for “search engine listing”, offered logo design services, website design and maintenance.  All that because you have registered your own domain name.

Especially annoying and dangerous are the reminders that your registration is about to expire. Often those emails look like an invoice for registration renewal. Don’t be fooled!

Phrases like:

DOMAIN SERVICE NOTICE

Failure to complete your Domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may result in cancellation of this offer making it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web.

As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notification for your business Domain name search engine registration. This letter is to inform you that it’s time to send in your registration.

Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice it is a courtesy reminder to register your domain name search engine listing so your customers can locate you on the web.

Or maybe:

Getting your domain included in the search engines is the first step you should take as a new webmaster or domain owner.

Please register your domain as soon as possible so it is properly indexed.

I can promote your website in google.com so your website will be seen on 1st number page after search with related terms to your site.

Advise and exhortations:

Did you know?
SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, refers to the way a website is optimized to perform better in search results.  Without SEO, your business stands very little chance of being found through searches.

Well, it’s all junk mail. Don’t fall for it. They looked up your registration information and now want to make a buck off your innocence or carelessness.  They will contact you from all corners of the world, they may even call you by phone (as you listed your correct phone info in the registration). With luck it will be caught by your junk filter so you don’t have to look at it.

Make sure you stay in touch with your real registrar and service provider.

 

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