I was going through some of my old emails, setting up filters and marking spam when I came across this, which I had forgotten about. I just wanted to make a post so that new domain owners can be made aware of this unethical practice of companies sending what appears to look like a bill for domain registration renewal.
This is NOT a bill, nor is it from any company which I have done business in the past. Someone who may be new to domain registration may think that this is legitimate, after all how is this company to know that your domain name is about to expire, right? Well these companies scour the internet whois databases for when domain names expire, then gather the contact information and send out these renewal notices to the information found on file for the domain owner. I even got a hard copy of one of these notices, although I threw it in the trash so I do not recall if it was for the same people who sent this one.
So when something like what appears below comes to your mailbox, just ignore it or send it out to the spam box.
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Please do not reply to this email, as we are not able to respond to messages sent to this address.