Your website is established, and your domain and hosting are registered, licensed and paid for.  Then, into your e-mail inbox comes an e-mail like the below:

Sent: A certain date
To: You
Subject: Re: Attention: Registration Information for

Re: Attention: Registration Information for
Domain Name:
Bill To:
Invoice #
Your Name Here
Invoice Date
Your Address
Terms Net 15
Your City, State, and ZIP code
Due Date
SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT (this is linked to their website)
Domain Name
Date Range
One year from this date to next year
1 Year

Dear Your Name,

Don’t miss out on this offer which includes search engine submissions for for 12 months. There is no obligation to pay for this order unless you complete your payment by date. Our services provide submission and search engine ranking for domain owners. This offer for submission services is not required to renew your domain registration.

Failure to complete your search engine registration by date may result in the cancellation of this order (making it difficult for your customers to locate you using search engines on the web).

You are under no obligation to pay the amount stated above unless you accept this offer by date. This is a courtesy reminder for

This offer for will expire on date. Act today!
For Domain Name:
SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT (this is linked to their website)


If you follow their links, you’ve just registered your website’s domain with them, and at $75.00 per year!  Standard domain registration is less than $30.00 per year.  Don’t fall victim to these scams!  Your host will send you plenty of advanced warning when your hosting and domain registration are about to renew.