• Report: #823654

Complaint Review: Domain Services

  • Submitted: Mon, January 16, 2012
  • Updated: Tue, January 17, 2012

  • Reported By: anonymous — California United States of America
Domain Services
4510 W.190th St. Suite # 54773 Torrance, California United States of America

Domain Services Emails deceptive emails to domain name administrators with short times lines for business domain name search engine registration (basiically search engine placement) Torrance, California

*Author of original report: Received another notice from Domain Services

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I am listed as the administrative contact for several domain names that I own.  On 01/15/2012, I received an email notice making it look like one of my domain names is expiring and I need to renew my "Domain name search engine registration" by 01/16/2012 for a whooping $75 for one year.  You can submit your domain to most major search engines for free...so why anyone would pay this is beyond me.  The message is a bit deceptive because it makes it look like your domain name registration is about to expire...when it isn't.  They seem to like use various email addresses from hotmail.

4510 W. 190th St.Suite # 54773 Torrance, CA 90602 United States of America


There are several others who have received the exact same emails and all of them also warm it's a scam:
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#1 Author of original report

Received another notice from Domain Services

AUTHOR: anonymous - (United States of America)

Received yet another email today (01/17/2012) from this company for a different domain I own.

Here's a copy of the email I've been receiving.  You can submit your domain name(s) to most search engines for free.  You don't need to pay this place a penny to do this.  Yet again, notice the (rushed) time which you need to fax the form by (reply date 01/18/2012) and this has absolutely nothing to do with your domain name's registration.  The disclaimer at the bottom of this "solicitation", is in font size 4 or 6 (very hard to read).


Domain Notification *********** This is your Final Notice of Domain

Attention: Important Notice

Complete and return by fax to:

4510 W. 190th St.
Suite # 54773
Torrance, CA 90602
United States of America


ATT: ***********



Attn: ************
As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notification for your business Domain name search engine registration. This letter is to inform you that it's time to send in your registration and save.

Failure to complete your Domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may result in cancellation of this offer making it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web.

Privatization allows the consumer a choice when registering. Search engine subscription includes domain name search engine submission. You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated below unless you accept this offer. 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.

This Notice for: WWW.***********.COM will expire on January 18,2012 Act today!


Detail of Service:

Reply by Date:

For Domain Name:

Select Term Your Existing Domain Period Covered Price

[ ] 1 year 01/18/2012 - 01/18/2013 $75.00
[ ] 2 year 01/18/2012 - 01/18/2014 $119.00
[ ] 5 year 01/18/2012 - 01/18/2017 $199.00
[ ] 10 year -Most Recommended- 01/18/2012 - 01/18/2022 $295.00
[ ] Lifetime (NEW!) Limited time offer - Best value! Lifetime $499.00

Please ensure that your contact information is correct or make the necessary changes.

Full Name: *********** Email:



Email 2: ____________________

Phone: _____________________
Want to receive this notification for other domains you own? simply list them below:




Today's Date: _____________________ Signature: _____________________

Payment by Credit Card
(Please do not include your credit card number on this form just fill the information above and fax it to us, once we receive your fax we will send you instructions on how to make a payment by credit card)


By accepting this offer, you agree not to hold DS liable for any part. Note that THIS IS NOT A BILL. This is a solicitation. You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated unless you accept this offer. The information in this letter contains confidential and/or legally privileged information from the notification processing department of the DS. This information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. There is no pre-existing relationship between DS and the domain mentioned above. This notice is not in any part associated with a continuation of services for domain registration. Search engine submission is an optional service that you can use as a part of your website optimization and alone may not increase the traffic to your site. If you do not wish to receive further updates from DS send an email to unsubscribe@dssubmissions.com and in the subject line only put remove to unsubscribe. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents for this letter is strictly prohibited. * 100% satisfaction guaranteed, you may request a refund within 30 days.

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