If your domain name is about to expire, you may have received a USPS mailing or an email from “Domain Service”.
This notice tries to look legit, but I guarantee you it is not. It is yet another spam attempt trying to trick you into paying for “SEO” services. I assure you, you will not get any real “SEO” from a company like this. The company behind this just popped this website up a few months ago (1/12/15) and they are trying to make it look like they are located in Florida. They are not.
The servers are in China, the email is sent from a hacked email.. (in my case, it came from a “larsvandeen.com” domain) – the links lead to domainseor.com but when you go to that domain it redirects to domainrseo.net. There are red flags all over this.
In the email, they use the normal scare tactics that spammers of this nature often use. They have the “failure to complete….may make it difficult for customers to find you” garbage. They also advise you to “ACT IMMEDIATELY” in big letters.
If all of this is not enough to convince you of the spammy nature of this email, in the bottom of it, they state “THIS IS NOT A BILL. THIS IS A NOTIFICATION OFFER. YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PAY THE AMOUNT STATED UNLESS YOU ACCEPT THIS NOTIFICATION OFFER”.
STAY AWAY FROM DOMAIN SEO SERVICE REGISTRATION CORP!
Besides all the other red flags I pointed out about domainseor.com (aka domainrseo.net) – a quick glance of their website reveals a hastily thrown together site with virtually no SEO work done on its own. It’s clear their strategy is to mass blast out spam emails and trick a few unsuspecting website owners into clicking on their links and entering their credit cards.
In general, if you have registered a domain name with a registrar like Agate Fire Creative, Enom, GoDaddy, Network Solution, Name Cheap, HostGator, or any other domain registrar you can always log in to your domain registrar’s site directly and check the status of your domain. Never click on a link from a random company you are unfamiliar with for any renewal, SEO services, Search engine submission, etc.