Saturday, May 14, 2016

Domain Management: Do You Need Privacy Protection? (Update, May 2016)

When you register a domain through A Better Computer Inc you are offered a feature called "privacy protection."  It's your choice to use it; is not required for you to get your domain registered.

...I recommend it - because it hides your name, address, phone, and email address from people who would send you SPAM related to your domain. You can read my original article from January 18, earlier this year.

Update, May 16, 2015

I forgot to purchase/enable Privacy Protection for my new domain, and sure enough someone scraped my registration information off the net. The SPAM they sent certainly sounds threatening.

The first thing I noticed was the Russian return address:

If you have experience in handling only one domain (yours!) this would certainly sound alarming. They address me by my name, have my email address, and the name of my domain.


Rick says What you read below is a FAKE/FALSE threat!!

Can you see the duplicity!!?

Attention: Important Notice , DOMAIN SERVICE NOTICE  Domain Name:

ATT: Rick Jaggers
Response Requested By  16 / May. - 2016


Attn: Rick Jaggers
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.
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 registration includes domain name search engine submission. 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: will expire at 11:59PM EST, 16 - May. - 2016 Act now!

Select Package:

Payment by Credit/Debit Card

Select the term using the link above by 16 - May. - 2016

unsubscribe: Please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE subject.

Disclaimer: The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act) establishes requirements for those who send commercial email, spells out penalties for spammers and companies whose products are advertised in spam if they violate the law, and gives consumers the right to ask mailers to stop spamming them. The above mail is in accordance to the Can Spam act of 2003: There are no deceptive subject lines and is a manual process through our efforts on World Wide Web. If you send me an UNSUBSCRIBE email we ensure you will not receive any such mails.

Please re-read my original article from January 18.

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