Yes, the scammers are at it again. A lot of people are receiving notices from Domain Register or Domain Name Group in Little Collins St, Melbourne, offering what appear to be domain renewal notices for your domain name at a cost of $245 for 2 years, sometimes with a "free" iPod or other special offer.
If you read these notices carefully you will see that they are actually inviting you to register a new domain name (ie one you do not currently own) that is similar to the one you currently own, at a greatly inflated price (about 4-5 times the usual cost).
So if you get one of these notices, just tear it up! And if you do want to register the name they are offering, you can go to http://domains.wangnet.com.au and register it there for a fraction of the cost in their offer.
Thursday, October 9, 2014