If you own your domain name or it has been registered for you, chances are you will get a letter or email from a domain registry scammer. These are from fraudulent registries trying to trick people into sending them money to renew the lease on their domain name.
Some of these devious letters look like legitimate bills so people fall for them, often paying 300–500% of the actual cost. If you have received these letters, here are some things to look out for to make sure you aren’t being ripped off. Scammers often use alarming language like “Act now!” or “Failure to pay will result in a loss of your domain.” They try to scare you and make you think the world will end if you don’t pay them or use their service. The price on the fake invoice will also be vastly inflated. A real domain registry should only cost around $20 per year on average. The fake price can be upwards of $100 or more.
If you check with accent45, we would be happy to check out bills or notices you receive to make sure you aren’t paying for a scam.