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Newsletter: Recent Spam Domain Expiry Website Enquiries

Below is the newsletter sent to all of our indie.web CMS clients on 3 February, 2023.

Dear Recipient,

We have noticed a recent increase in the number of website enquiries related to domain expiry.

This email is to let you know that these enquiries are indeed spam and appear to be manual submissions (that is, not bot-submitted), which is why they make it past our Google reCAPTCHA form protection.

How Can I Tell if a Website Enquiry is Spam?

If your domain is registered through indie.web's domain reseller account, you should never receive a notification from any party except indie.web regarding its expiry or renewal.

Additionally, any legitimate communication regarding your domain will be emailed directly to you - it will not arrive via your website contact form.

If the enquiry sounds official and you're unsure, check the email address of the party that submitted the form. If it is from, or some other generic domain, but claims that your domain is expiring or your website in some way is danger, you can be sure it is spam.

If you are unable to ascertain whether or not an enquiry is spam, feel free to forward the email to indie.web and we will be happy to advise.

Finally, under no circumstances should you click a link in a website enquiry email claiming your domain is about to expire.

indie.web: Domain Reseller

Did you know that indie.web is a domain reseller?

Our domain management package comprises a simple annual invoice with automatic renewal for only $36.00 incl GST.

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch via email.

Kind Regards,
The indie.web Team