CATEGORY: Security

How to spot a domain renewal scam

Sad as it is to say, there are a lot of scams out there that revolve around domain names. One of the most common domain scams is phony renewal notices, usually communicated via phone, snail mail, or email. So when we recently received a phony domain renewal email to our marketing account, we figured it was the perfect opportunity to show you how to spot a domain registration scam and avoid falling victim to it.

What’s the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

You may have noticed during your various online escapades that the ever familiar HTTP in front of a domain name occasionally turns into the less familiar HTTPS. Depending on your browser, this may also be accompanied by a color change in the address bar to green, a lock symbol, or other signs that make the URL field look different from what you’re used to. What does it mean? Does it really make a difference?

A note on Name.com’s policies and how to spot phone scams

We’ve received reports that several of our customers have been contacted via phone by a scammer who claims to be part of the Name.com support team. This individual tells his or her target that their domain is about to expire and that they need to renew it by giving their credit card information to the person on the line.

This is a scammer, and you should not provide him or her with any information if you are contacted by them.