Domain Slamming: How to Protect Your Domain Name

Apr 8, 2013   //   by Jeana Cherland   //   Our Blog

Scam AlertHave you gotten a bill from someone other than Identifex, claiming that you need to renew your domain name right away?  Chances are it looked like this:

Domain Registry of America Slamming ScamDomain slamming (also known as unauthorized transfers or domain name registration scams) is a scam in which the offending domain name registrar attempts to trick domain owners into switching from their existing registrar to theirs, under the pretense that the customer is simply renewing their subscription to their current registrar. The term derives from telephone slamming. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

These types of scams have been going on for a long time, but we still get a lot of questions about them.  The best rule of thumb is this:  If you had us register your domain for you, we are the only ones that will send you a bill to renew it.

Don’t send a check to these guys.  Once you do, they will try to move the domain away from Identifex to their own domain registry.  We have some safe guards in place to stop this from happening, but even with the best case scenario, you won’t get your money back.  And their service is more expensive than ours.

Some customers that have gotten scammed by these companies have never been able to recover the domain and eventually had to register a new one in order to move forward with their plans for it.  We would really hate to see that happen!

If you are ever in question about a bill that you receive regarding your website, just give us a call at (605)-886-4806.  We will be happy to help you sort it out.

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P.O. Box 44
Watertown, SD 57201

Phone: 605.886.4806

Effective August 1st, 2015, Idenfiex will be closing our doors. We would like to thank all of our dedicated customers over the years. Our web and e-mail hosting services have been transferred to Kevin Harrington with Hosting. Please direct all future inquires to (605) 956-3900.