Did you get an invoice from a company called iDNS saying ‘You must renew your domain name…’? Don’t fall for it. It’s a SCAM! Don’t give them your credit card number, don’t send them any money, and keep your domain locked.
This scam is called Domain Slamming
Domain Slamming is a trick to get you to transfer your domain registration to another registrar like iDNS. iDNS is relying on the fact that websites, domains, and hosting can be very confusing to most laypeople. It looks like a bill, it looks legit, But it ain’t!! There is more info about “domain slamming” on Wikipedia.
Remember Where You Bought Your Domain?
If you can’t remember where you bought your domain here’s a little tool to look it up. This tool uses the public WHOIS record to get your domain details. This is how iDNS knows your domain is expiring.
When you try my domain name parkcentralwebs.com in the tool above you will notice my Registrar is GoDaddy. To renew my domain name I can login at GoDaddy and pay them or set GoDaddy to auto renew. It’s ok to pay for more than one year at a time to save some money.
Is iDNS Legit?
Nope! Many people have been tricked by iDNS. iDNS has no Facebook page or Social Media presence. They have a number of complaints with BBB, their headquarters address is a UPS Store.
If you have had experience with iDNS, please leave a comment below so others can benefit from what you know.