The Domain Registry of America is a scam-domain registry service whose well-crafted letters and emails are designed to fool business owners with websites. With the prominent American flag, prominent pricing, and urgent expiration date, it’s not hard to see why many assume this is legit.
The top heading says, “Domain Name Expiration Notice.” Notice that they do not say that they are your current domain registrar. But many business owners who work with online marketing experts don’t actually know who their domain is registered with, so they can be easily duped.
The Domain Registry of America then tells “customers” that their domain will be expiring, which may be true, but they aim to catch website owners before the actual registrar sends out an expiration notice and renewal offer.
How do they get this information? It is easily accessible on “whois” databases, which provide contact information for owners of registered domains.