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domain-renewal.biz - Who are they?


I have had two interesting emails AKA Spam from domain-renewal.biz - They are a london based company who are advising me that my domain (a .biz) is due to expire (Nov 2003) and that I should renew it with them. But, (for my sins) I had registered the domain initially with easyspace.com and am now curious what what would happen if I renewed with them (not that I would)... and how would they be able to renew my domain if it was registered with easyspace?

Possible scam ? or legitimate way of renewing .biz domains?


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Looks like a scam to me, what is your domain name? Is it still registered with easyspace, check this by doing a whois search on the domain.

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Hi Xreg,

The domain is still with easyspace, I thought that this was a scam.
(extract from whois for my domain)Sponsoring Registrar:EASYSPACE LTD.

I am wondering how many people have actually taken this seriously and followed through with their request.

Here is an extract their whois:

Domain Registration Date: Thu Apr 24 20:08:36 GMT 2003
Domain Expiration Date: Sat Apr 23 23:59:59 GMT 2005

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I'd avise you to ignore them, along as you renew your domain with your registrar the domain will stay valid.

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Send in a spam report....too many of such spam emails running around

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Who should I send the report , which organisation will treat it seriously and really give them a kick up the bum/ass.

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First inform your registrar, easyspace. Then inform tucows as they are the registrar for domain-renewal.com and finally send a complaint to ICANN:

http://reports.internic.net/cgi/regi...lem-report.cgi

You could also report the email you received as spam to several spam organisations.

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spamcop.net is a good one, I use it daily.

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spamcop.net is a good one, I use it daily.
me too, I do loose some time to do it, but I think everyone should do it.

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