People who prey on the uncertainty of others make me sick. This is the reason direct mail and email marketing efforts are dying in vein. It is because of places like the Domain Registry of Canada scam.
The Domain Registry Of Canada scam get their filthy paws on people who register a .CA web domain. The Domain Registry Of Canada scam then sends direct mail pieces warning you that you must "protect your domain" and other jargon that insinuates the Domain Registry Of Canada scam is an official or safe place (it is - but so is every other one). It's done to lure you and the Domain Registry of Canada site and materials even look like a Government affiliated agency.
Here's what the direct mail letter piece looks like:
It happened to one of our clients today. The Domain Registry of Canada scam will even talk to you through customer service (all nice). Pathetic. We got our clients their money back. Obviously many people fall prey to this. Very sad.
I'm angry as hell. You can also check out this link from www.internetbasedmoms.com titled, "Do I Have Register My Domain with the Domain Registry of Canada?", it's a more detailed version of how the Domain Registry of Canada scam markets itself.
Does it work? Yes. The truth is the Domain Registry of Canada scam is a legitimate registrar (albeit expensive) and they even include a return envelope and a tear-away stub for payment renewal (how convenient). They prey more on uncertainty than anything else. Sickening, I know.<
P.S. - I wrote the words "Domain Registry Of Canada scam" many times in this post in hopes that it gets high search engine rankings.
I would appreciate any links to this Blog entry or the link I offered above, Do I Have Register My Domain with the Domain Registry of Canada?, in hopes that the word spreads and this company learns that in order to do business a little value, credibility and honesty will go much further than shady direct mail pieces and playing off of fear.
...Glad I got that off of my chest. If this angers you, call the Domain Registry of Canada scam at 1-866-434-0212 - tell them what you think.