I’m so aggravated by this company called “Domain Registry of America” who keeps sending me this junk mail (not email) every few months, which says “You must renew your domain name to retain exclusive rights to it on the Web”. They are targeting people who don’t have any idea what domain transfers or domain renewal means. Then they make their letter look exactly like a bill and try to charge them $30/year to transfer their domain (I pay $7).
It’s complete garbage. So I called them up and recorded our conversation:
Click to Listen (or Right click and Choose “Save As”)
Several months after writing this post and requesting to remove myself, I received another direct mail letter! So I had no choice but to call them again and record the conversation:
Click to Listen, Part II (or Right click and Choose “Save As”)
I just noticed that a Google search for “domain registry of america scam” produces 24,000 results!
Also, look at this from the FTC, titled Court Bars Canadian Company from Misleading Consumers in Marketing of Internet Domain Name Services”
If you also received these letters and want to file a complaint with the BBB, you may do so here. They use the name “Domain Registry of America” out of Buffalo, New York.