Watch out for this spam email. Today I received this email:
It looks urgent and official, but it’s not.
Look at the email address – [email protected] That’s not your domain registrar, that’s not anyone’s domain registrar.
I highly recommend that you do NOT click the links in this email. However in the interests of this article I investigated the link changing the last part from my own domain to google.com and ran it through a proxy to safeguard myself this is the page that comes back.
As you can see what they are actually doing is selling packages to submit your domain to search engines.
Looking back at the email you can see that in small print it says:
“Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice it is a courtesy reminder to register your domain name search engine listing so your customers can locate you on the web.”
Regular search engine submissions went extinct decades ago, nowadays once a search engine has found your domain then you never have to resubmit.
If you receive this email don’t be fooled by the trick and certainly don’t pay them any money.