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Domain Renewal Group Scam – NZ Customers Targeted

The US-based group is mailing out Domain Name Expiration Notices to domain name holders in an attempt to fool you into thinking it was a genuine invoice and reminder to renew your domain name.

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It appears that internet scams don’t always arrive in your inbox! Some Domain Name Registrants have been the target of letters sent to NZ postal addresses.

A company called Domain Renewal Group has been caught out sending deceptive renewal notices to some New Zealand Domain Name Registrants.

The US-based group is mailing out Domain Name Expiration Notices to domain name holders in an attempt to fool you into thinking it was a genuine invoice and reminder to renew your domain name.

Be warned, this company is attempting to trick you into renewing your domain name for fees well in excess of what you may currently be paying.

If you receive a letter from the Domain Renewal Group, we recommend you throw it away. All Domain Name Renewal Notices will be sent by the Registrar/Domain Agent with whom your domain name was registered through. For example, all Cheeky Monkey Hosting Domain Name Renewal Notices are sent by email and originate from us – links contained in our renewal emails will redirect you to the Cheeky Monkey Hosting website.

If at anytime, you wish to check on the expiry date of your domain name and perform a WHOIS lookup (even if your domain name is not registered through Cheeky Monkey Hosting), you can do so by checking on the availability of your domain name and performing a quick “lookup”.

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