Don’t fall for the IDNS Domain scam!

idns scam

Like most scams this company IDNS or Internet Domain Services, preys on people who don’t know any better. This professional looking letter arrives at our mailbox every year wanting us to give them our personal and credit card information. I choose to dump it, however, if you do a simple google search on this company you’ll see that IDNS scams plenty of people every year. The scam here is that your website domain really isn’t expiring but most people don’t actually know when theirs does expire. So when a professional looking company sends a friendly reminder, some our customers have been scammed. Mailing them your credit card information essentially makes them the owner of that website domain and IDNS starts charging you triple the amount for it’s use! If you feel the need to check in on your domain registration, just give a quick call to the site you purchased your domain from (Go Daddy etc.) and they will gladly tell you. As always with computer/internet scam, if someone requests your credit card information over the phone or through the mail, please don’t give it to them!