I have been registering domain names since the early 1990’s, I’ve had domains swiped out from under me, I’ve forgotten to renew domains, and I’ve bought more domains than I’ve ever used.
I recently got an urgent text from Peter at All New Comics. He had a letter from a company called “IDNS” who told him that he needed to renew his domain immediately, or he would risk using it. All he needed to do was provide his credit card number and mail the form back for him. Domain renewal would be done for $40.00USD per year (with a 2 year $10 discount, and a whopping $40 discount if he renewed for 5 years). (more…)