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Domain Name Search Submissions

Be very very careful when you get contacted to have your domain name listed with search engines. These people have just harvested you contact details from the domain register or a re-seller of domain names, for the purpose to offer you an over priced service that is NOT REQUIRED.scam alert

If we at Find Net Solutions manage your account your domain name registration cost includes Domain Name Search Submission at NO extra cost.

There has been a huge increase recently in spam emails from Domain Listing Services & others jumping on the band wagon. The soliciting emails look convincing and no double have court out many people that have thrown their money away.

Please call us if you have any questions about domain names or you get any emails or phone calls from anyone or any company that is trying to sell you a domain service.

 

 

There are 2 Domain Name Scams going around at the present time.

Scam 1/  Domain Name Over Pricing Invoicing

For many years there has been Domain Name Scams that involved people being invoiced for over priced domain names that not really required.scam alert

An example would be a Tax Invoice coming from a Domain Registry Company that a client has never dealt with before. The Tax Invoice looks like it is due however the domain name registration is normally the non required it is normally a .net, .biz or .com domain for $249 each for a year.

The normal retail rate for registration of a .com.au domain is $149.99 including GST for a period of 2 years (price from Melbourne IT the original Domain Registry). Note that there are discounted domain names resold by other re-sellers however be careful as there are normally other charges that need to be paid to delegate or forward a domain name.

Scam 2/  Domain Name Search Engine Listing

More recently if you are the registered contact for a domain name you probably get emails from Domain Services.

“we are sending you this notification for your business Domain name search engine registration.
Failure to complete your Domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may result in cancellation of this offer making it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web”

The amount they are trying to con you for is normally

        •  1 year  – $75.00
        •  2 year –  $119.00
        •  5 year –  $199.00
        •  10 year –  $295.00
        • Lifetime – Best value! Lifetime $499.00

Ha! Ha! Ha! please don’t get court by these cons. If you have a question, not sure, call or email us for free advice.

Fact about Domain Name & Search Engine Listing

Your web developer normally lists your domain name with Google through their Web Master Tools when a website is devolved for a new domain. It only needs to be listed once if the website is set up properly and regular, fresh content is being uploaded to the website so the search engine crawlers can keep indexing your website.