We wanted to warn our clients about a company called ‘Domain Renewal Group’ and a scam they are widely operating. So you know who you are dealing with their logo is below:-
How the Scam Works
We are calling it a ‘Scam’ because the tactics used by this company are deliberately highly misleading and we are disappointed that as such they still have not been closed down despite years of operation.
You will receive a very official looking letter entitled ‘Domain Renewal Service’ and goes something like:-
“Registering your domain name with us will ensure you retain rights to it on the web, and now is the time to transfer and renew your name from your current registrar to the Domain Renewal Group’
Your domain names, that you have checked and found actually are coming round for renewal, obviously needs to be sorted by Domain Renewal Group – WRONG! Domain renewal group currently have absolutely no control of your domain name or its renewal. Rather, we, or your current actual domain registrar will renew the domain automatically on your behalf as usual.
By paying Domain Renewal Group you will almost inevitably get nothing in return. We know of no one to date that has benefitted from their service, which is actually merely a very crafty offer to ‘transfer’ to them. They simply cannot renew a domain unless they already have control of it.
Please don’t fall for this scam.