So you open your inbox to find an email regarding your domain name from the “Domain SEO Service Registration Corp” and think “oh ‘eck I’d best respond to this one!” (Because you’re thoughts are all in a Yorkshire accent).
You open it up and see this:
What To Do
What do you do? Well the answer to that is simple: Ignore it, delete the email, add the sender to your blocked list and relax, we’ve got you covered.
Delving a little deeper
If want to dissect the email a little more you can read the small print at the foot of the email it actually states:
We are a search engine optimization company. We do not directly register or renew domain names. We are selling traffic generator software tools. … THIS IS NOT A BILL. THIS IS A NOTIFICATION OFFER. YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PAY THE AMOUNT STATED UNLESS YOU ACCEPT THIS NOTIFICATION OFFER
So in other words the email is not a domain registration renewal notice – it is a carefully crafted email that is attempting to fool you into parting with your money allegedly for a Search Engine Optimisation service from a company in Florida.
Action – Do not click on anything (including the unscubscription link) just delete the email and ignore.
If you have any questions about this post, or need any advice on the legitimacy of an email you have received them please get in touch.
for those looking for a little more info I’ve pasted the contents of another of these emails below for ease of reading:
|ATTENTION: IMPORTANT NOTICE||Domain SEO Service Registration Corp.|
EXPIRATION DATE: 12/13/2014
|Bill To: Fred Bloggs|
|Your County and Post code, UNITED KINGDOM|
|Domain Name:||Registration SEO Period:||Price:||Term:|
|yourdomainname.info||12/27/2014 to 12/27/2015||$64.00||1 Year|
|SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT|
|Domain Name: yourdomainname.info|
Attn: Fred Bloggs
|This important expiration notification notifies you about the expiration notice of your domain registration for yourdomainname.info search engine submission. The information in this expiration notification may contain confidential and/or legally privileged information from the notification processing department of the Domain SEO Service Registration. This information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above.|
If you fail to complete your domain name registration yourdomainname.info search engine service by the expiration date, may result in the cancellation of this domain name notification offer notice.PLEASE CLICK ONSECURE ONLINE PAYMENTTO COMPLETE YOUR PAYMENT.
|Failure to complete your domain name registration yourdomainname.info search engine service process may make it difficult for customers to find you on the web.|
CLICK UNDERNEATH FOR IMMEDIATE PAYMENT
PROCESS PAYMENT FOR
SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT
This domain registration for yourdomainname.info search engine service notification willexpire 12/13/2014.
Instructions and Unsubscribe Instructions:
You have received this message because you elected to receive special notification offers. If you no longer wish to receive our notifications, please unsubscribe here or mail us a written request to Domain SEO Service Registration Corp., 5379 Lyons Rd. 452, Coconut Creek, FL 33073. If you have multiple accounts with us, you must opt out for each one individually in order to stop receiving notifications notices. We are a search engine optimization company. We do not directly register or renew domain names. We are selling traffic generator software tools. This message is CAN-SPAM compliant. THIS IS NOT A BILL. THIS IS A NOTIFICATION OFFER. YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PAY THE AMOUNT STATED UNLESS YOU ACCEPT THIS NOTIFICATION OFFER. Please do not reply to this email, as we are not able to respond to messages sent to this address.