I own a few domain names, like freetalklive.com. From time to time, there is a company that sends me an invoice asking $25 for domain name renewal for one of my domains.
It should cost you no more than $10 to renew a domain for another year.
This company is likely not the company you registered your domain through originally, but if you send them $25, they will become your registrar. They feed off of the people that don’t realize this. Caveat emptor.
One note. This company does not write, “If you don’t pay, we’ll throw you in prison, or maybe kill you.” at the bottom of the invoice.
There is only one organization in the world that sends fake invoices with threats attached, and that is the “Government”. Whoever they are. Sure, you might know who your “representative” is, but who are the rest of them? Many of the faceless, heartless bureaucrats running the programs won’t even give their names when asked!
Who are these people sending me fake invoices, forms, and threats? I did not grant this authority to anyone, and I did not sign a social contract.
Isn’t it about time for all of us to start throwing their junk mail away?