We manage most of our client’s domains as part of our service offering.
In this case, one of our long-time clients answered a snail mail letter requesting they renew their .ORG domain. At the time we were not managing their domain.
Well, the letter requesting a domain renewal was not so legit.
The first link is a copy of the letter and the second explains what domain slamming is:
They did indeed send out a cheque for the domain renewal and at the time the domain was not locked so the transfer to DROC went through without a hitch.
We are going to unlock everything at DROC and transfer the domain to Domains At Cost which is the registrar we have been using for years as they have great customer service.
It never ceases to amaze us the lengths folks will go to get business.
For larger organizations that have a larger A/P section, something like this could slip under the radar and get paid … whether DROC managed the domain or not.
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