Tuesday, 11 October 2016 18:46

Scam Alert: Beware of Domainservice "Domain Registration Service SEO Company"

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Scam Alert: Beware of Domainservice  "Domain Registration Service SEO Company"

I received another "Is this legit?" questions from a client today, and wanted to share so that others can also avoid this.

These people are combining “SEO” with “Registration” in their tactics, which is total shenanigans… it’s like a mechanic telling you that your car needs a new muffler bearing.  There is no such thing. 

To clarify:

  • Domain Registration is the legal ownership of your domain name.  I've written about this topic, previously, in a blog post titled "How to maintain control of your web site.
  • SEO is the art of writing good website content (and title tags) so that search engines give good "snippets" of your website when people are doing various searches.

There is no need to pay for "monthly SEO" (ongoing submissions, etc).  You may choose to pay someone monthly to go in and improve the actual text and title tags in your site, but I prefer to teach my clients how to do this on their own.  I've found that there are too many snake oil salesman in the SEO area.  Once your s ite is built and indexed by the search engines, they come back and "crawl" your site regularly, scanning for updates.  You do not need to re-submit your site every month.  And you certainly don't need to pay someone else for "search engine submission" services.  Yikes!

Here is the full text of the email that my client received:

ATTENTION: IMPORTANT NOTICE    
Domain Registration Service SEO Company
Notice#: [REDACTED]
Date: [REDACTED]
EXPIRATION NOTICE
DOMAIN: [REDACTED]
Notification Purchase Proposal
EXPIRATION PROPOSAL DATE: [REDACTED]
To: [REDACTED]         

Domain Name:
Registration SEO Period:
Price:
Term:
[REDACTED]       [REDACTED]  to [REDACTED]      $66.00    1 Year
SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT
Domain Name: [REDACTED]  
Attn: [REDACTED]

This important expiration notification proposal notifies you about the expiration notice of your domain registration for [REDACTED]  search engine optimization submission. The information in this expiration notification proposal may contain confidential and/or legally privileged information from the notification processing department to purchase our search engine traffic generator. We do not register or renew domain names. We are selling traffic generator software tools. This information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above.

If you fail to complete your domain name registration [REDACTED]  search engine optimization service by the expiration date, may result in the cancellation of this search engine optimization domain name notification proposal notice.

PLEASE CLICK ON
SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT
TO COMPLETE YOUR PAYMENT.

Failure to complete your seo domain name registration [REDACTED]  search engine optimization service process may make it difficult for customers to find you on the web.

CLICK UNDERNEATH FOR IMMEDIATE PAYMENT
PROCESS PAYMENT FOR
[REDACTED]  
SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT
ACT IMMEDIATELY

This domain seo registration for [REDACTED]   search engine service optimization notification proposal will expire 10/13/2016.

Instructions and Unsubscribe Instructions:
You have received this message because you elected to receive special notification proposal. If you no longer wish to receive our notifications, please unsubscribe here or mail us a written request to US Main Office: Domain Registration Service SEO Company, Los Angeles, CA 90036 or Asia Main Office: Domain Registration Service SEO Company, Shenzhen Futian. If you have multiple accounts with us, you must opt out for each one individually in order to stop receiving notifications notices. We are a search engine optimization company. We do not directly register or renew domain names. We are selling traffic generator software tools. This message is CAN-SPAM compliant. THIS IS NOT A BILL. THIS IS A NOTIFICATION PROPOSAL. YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PAY THE AMOUNT STATED UNLESS YOU ACCEPT THIS NOTIFICATION PROPOSAL. This message, which contains promotional material strictly along the guidelines of the CAN-SPAM act of 2003. We have clearly mentioned the source mail-id of this email, also clearly mentioned our subject lines and they are in no way misleading. Please do not reply to this email, as we are not able to respond to messages sent to this address.

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