POSTS FOR 2004

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

Ryan Parman is an experienced software engineer, open source evangelist, and passionate user advocate currently living in Seattle. He is the creator of and , and worked on DevOps and Security at . He is now bringing learning into the digital age as an Engineering Lead and Site Reliability Engineer at . Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than .