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Domain Name Registry of America Scam

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Thank goodness for Andy Budd and his mentioning the scam that is the Domain Name Registry of America. I’ve got all of my web stuff consolidated within a single company, and I know it’s up every summer. I just call them up, and inform them that I want to renew.

I got a letter from them today trying to get me to renew my domain with them. The name sounded familiar from something Andy had said, so I went to work and looked it up. Sure enough, it was exactly who I thought it was.

I’m usually pretty good at catching that kind of stuff, and this time was no exception. I get stuff like that from time to time, and I just throw it away, since I know that nothing will change unless I act… and scammers know that too. Andy’s post just made it easier to spot.

Thanks Andy!

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.