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  1. #1
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    Is this legitimate?

    I have received a domain renewal notifications. When I click the renewal link, it takes me to:

    https://secure.registerapi.com/account/login.php

    Is that legitimate or a scam? I am so wary of scams nowadays that I don't want to be paying someone trying to trick me for a domain renewal.

    Regards,

    Jon

  2. #2
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    Are you the domain owner? If so, is it about to expire? Is it registered at Dotster?

  3. #3
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    What is your domain?
    Jim Reardon - jim/amusive.com

  4. #4
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    Yes, I am with dotster. And the email notification says it is about to expire. But is the renewal url legitimate or not?

    Jon

  5. #5
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    Looks like it to me but if you are unsure just login into your account and renew from there.

  6. #6
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    That's the problem. Can't remember my login name and password. Not sure if I have email account set up on either domain either.

  7. #7
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    Ouch. I think the link looks legit. Don't let it expire.

  8. #8
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    You don't sound certain!

  9. #9
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    Well according to the whois record that domain is registered to Dotster themselves so I'm pretty confident but hey, I'm no Dotster expert. I push my domains away from there as soon as possible.

  10. #10
    Ya that is a legit dotster login page. Even if you login from dotster main site , it will still go to secure.registerapi.com.
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  11. #11
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    Ok, thanks. I have been using godaddy.com but since I only have 1 day left to renew there isnt much time to transfer.

  12. #12
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    First do a whois to see if you currently have access to the email address listed in the Admin section. Hopefully you do.

    https://secure.registerapi.com/services/whois.php

    Then go to https://secure.registerapi.com/accou...stpassword.php and enter your domain name. They will send a password to you. Howeverm to login, you will still need the username you used when creating your account with them.

    If that doesn't work, then go to http://www.dotster.com/support/support.php . The first link in their FAQ is What should I do if I don't have my account name and password?

    Click the link and follow the instructions.

    Vito
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  13. #13
    Dotster are actually quite alright except for the high price. I had some domains there which I forgot to transfer and they are nearing their expiration, thus making it impossible to transfer. Lucky I found http://www.netcheap.com/ which is a reseller of dotster. They offer domains at a lower price of $7.99. I just use the push function in dotster to push my domains to the account username created in netcheap and renew my domain there. It help me save a few bucks.
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