IDNS Scam – please trash these letters
IDNS is a scam.
Today I received this in the mail. It reminded me that several of our clients contacted me that they got this same letter. Let me very clear. This company is a scam. IDNS (Internet Domain Name Service) is not a legitimate service provider. Through this letter away and never waste your time contacting them or worrying about it. While they may be a real company – they are nothing but a fraud. They either purchase names and addresses from the domain name hosting companies or do something known as “scraping” domain owner contact information from the internet. Once they grab your name and mailing information they send out official-looking letters like this warning the domain name owner that their domain is expiring and offer, for a fee to renew the domain which they DO NOT host or manage for you. In addition, they charge an exorbitant fee for this “fake” service. Most domains are hosted at legitimate companies like:
There are many others but your domain name should be hosted with a premier domain name hosting company. We use Godaddy for all of our clients, but there are others, not IDNS. Second, your domain should cost no more than $15 per year to renew. If it’s more than that you are getting ripped off. Please contact us or your hosting company to make sure that your domain is safe. Here is a way for you to confirm this:
- Go to the whois lookup page provided by ICANN, a non-profit organization that compiles domain information or whois.net
- Enter your domain name in the search field and click Lookup.
- In the results page, look for the Registrar section for the name of your domain host and website.
Whatever you do, do not contact or send in any info to IDNS. They are a ripoff.