Knowledgebase: Scams and Spams
Domain -renewal- spam from domianren-dot-com
Posted by Roy Petersen on Jun-06-2011 04:02 PM
We've witnessed a new version of an old scam, in which the sender (domianren< dot >com) makes it look like you're receiving an invoice, when in fact it's an offer. The first half of the message leads you to believe your domain name is due for renewal, but much later on it explains it's for some service they're selling. They appear to be taking the domain registration information from various registrars in order to solicit for your business. The domain they are advertising in this has been registered for only a few weeks, and in that period has moved several times, probably as a result of this spamming and being disabled. Don't be fooled, folks, it's an ad and not something you need to pay. Here is the email received (edited to remove specifics and links):
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Subject: Attention: < domain.com > Registration
Attention: Important Notice Domain Name: < domain.com >
Bill To: < domain >
Invoice # 1307138447 < address >
Invoice Date Jun 3, 2011
< city > Terms Net 14 < zip > - US Due Date Jun 18, 2011
P.O. #
SECURELY PROCESS PAYMENT Domain Name Registration Price $75.00
Term Jun 3, 2011 - Jun 3, 2012 1 Year
Attn < domain >: This solicitation is to inform you that it's time to send in your search engine registration for < domain.com >. We are a submission service and search engine ranking organization. Failure to complete your search engine registration by Jun 18, 2011 may result in the cancellation of this offer (making it difficult for your customers to locate you using search engines on the web).

Your registration includes search engine submission for < domain.com > for 1 year. You are under no obligation to pay the amount stated above unless you accept this offer by Jun 18, 2011. It is a courtesy reminder to register < domain.com > for search engine listing so that your customers can locate you on the web. This Offer for < domain.com > will expire on Jun 18, 2011.
Act Now! For Domain Name: < domain.com >
SECURELY PROCESS PAYMENT