A number of customers have reported receiving letters from either The Domain Registry of America, The Domain Registry of Europe or EU Registry Services.
These letters appear to be domain renewal notices but on closer inspection are actually offers to transfer your domain name to another registrar. If you take up the offer you will lose any services that we currently provide with your domain name, including your email. You will also pay higher renewal fees than we currently charge.
If your domain name is registered through us we will automatically renew your domain name for you unless we here from you in writing 30 days before your renewal is due.
IN SHORT: THESE NOTICES ARE NOT A REQUEST TO RENEW THEY ARE TRYING TO GET YOUR BUSINESS IN A MISLEADING WAY - DO NOT SIGN UP WITH THEM!
Domain Registry of America
This company has already been barred from carrying out this practice in the USA by the Federal Trade Commission - click here
to see document. Therefore they tend to operate in the UK and Europe under the name Domain Registry of Europe.
EU Registry Services:
This company operates out of St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK and seems to only send letters to registrants in the UK. You can read more about this company's other activities by reading this interesting Times Online Article.
This company now operates as Domain Registry Services.
Domain Registry Services:
The letters come from: Domain Registry Services, Compass House, Vision Park, Cambridge. CB4 9AD and state that the domain name will stop working if you do not pay them... THIS IS NOT TRUE. Only your current registrar can process a renewal so if you are a Pure Energy customer and do not renew through us, your domain name will stop working!
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