I received a snail mail letter today from the Canadian Domain Authority. Is it a scam? Well, the Canadian Domain Authority sent the unsolicited letter to me because I am the registrant of domain name (.com) that contains the name of one of the provinces of Canada in it.
The envelope and presentation of the scam letter was very much like those of government communications. They make unsuspecting domain owners fear that the Canadian Government is forcing them to register with them if they want to keep their domain name.
This is all a phishing scam by the Canadian Domain Authority to lure unsuspecting domain owners to pay exorbitant fees to renew their domains.
Whats with the “…of Canada”? It’s like they think it makes it sound more official. Morons.
This seriously roasts me because they will probably get away with what I call deliberate and obvious intent to mislead the consumer into paying extortionist prices to renew their domains. Actually, its more like fraud, because there is deliberate mis-leading wording.
This is such a scam letter from the Domain Registry of Canada. Don’t fall for the droc.com scam.
In 2004 the FTC forced the Domain Registry of America to refund it’s 50,000 customers. I hope the same will happen to the Ripoff scam of the Canadian Domain Authority.