Is US Domain Authority a Scam? usdomainauthority.com

US Domain Authority or United States Domain Authority located at usdomainauthority.com is attempting to collect a fake domain renewal via a deceptive scheme. This deceptive scheme has been around for ages and even after repeated reports against websites like US Domain Authority that have deceived people with the BBB, the Attorney General's office, the FCC, etc, somehow they are still in operation. All the website operators do is change their names.

Is US Domain Authority a Scam? usdomainauthority.com

The US Domain Authority Letter

US Domain Authority

PO Box 2363

Hendersonville, NC 28793

(360) 842-0196

info@usdomainauthority.com

How US Domain Authority Operates

This US Domain Authority sends "renewal" notices (via U.S. mail) to people who are not their customers. They get the expiration dates correct (which can be found with a simple search) so it looks legitimate. They also use important-looking stationary with American flags and official but vague language implying that you are already a customer. Even the company's name implies that they are somehow the official gatekeeper of domain names in the U.S.

Some inexperienced website owners sometimes end up filling out the paperwork, sending in their credit card numbers, and inadvertently transferring their domain name to US Domain Authority. This usually means they end up paying a higher fee for the domain name.

Is what they are doing illegal? I don't think so, although numerous lawsuits have surfaced over this tactic. However, it is obviously unethical and deceptive. So if you receive a "renewal" notice from US Domain Authority, do not send it in.

A website called Domain Registry of America a few years ago ran a similar deceptive scheme.

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  • December 1, 2021 at 2:29 PM by an anonymous user from: East Carroll Parish, Roosevelt, Louisiana, United States

    I received one today and just before I made a cc payment I decided to look into its authenticity, thankfully! I am so greatful to the posts concerning this scam that looks to be sooo authentic or I would have just thrown away $289!

  • November 30, 2021 at 2:37 PM by an anonymous user from: Catawba County, Hickory, Nc, United States

    It says in the fine print that they have a directory, but I can’t find that that’s true either. Not on their website. They do nothing for the money they get. Clearly fraud. Need to get the sheriff after them.

  • September 5, 2021 at 4:07 PM by an anonymous user from: Hawkins County, Surgoinsville, Tennessee, United States

    I just received a United States domain authority annual website domain listing renewal for the amount of $289 this weekend in the mail. This this is absolutely unreal at how fand how far scammers will go we'll go to get your information and your money . Needless to say I am not filling this out and sending anybody my information or order my money please be careful out there people and protect yourself and your money

  • September 3, 2021 at 11:48 AM by an anonymous user from: Hawkins County, Surgoinsville, Tennessee, United States

    How come the police don't have them yet? I just received this twice.

  • September 2, 2021 at 1:38 PM by an anonymous user from: North Juanita, Kirkland, Washington, United States

    Cut off all your info and mail back to them with no stamp. A small victory but feels so good. If they get thousands back with no stamp, they will have to pay $.55 cents times thousands to go through them to find any with CC numbers.

    • October 5, 2021 at 1:17 PM by an anonymous user from: Blount, Maryville, Tennessee, United States

      Doing this as well

    • October 4, 2021 at 1:28 PM by an anonymous user from: Litchfield, New Milford, Connecticut, United States

      I did it too! S***w them!

    • September 4, 2021 at 12:00 PM by an anonymous user from: Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek, California, United States

      Thank you for the suggestion. I just did it!

  • August 17, 2021 at 2:02 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

    I also received this letter that seemed legitimately, but it’s scam, the best way you can put letter to their return envelope to mail to them.

  • July 7, 2021 at 1:50 PM by an anonymous user from: Orange, Orlando, Florida, United States

    The best thing to do is send the "invoice" back to them without a stamp, and put their address as sender so they would be charged with the stamp and the hassle.

    If we all can do them, they would probably think twice to pull this scam again.

    • August 10, 2021 at 1:53 PM by an anonymous user from: New York, United States

      I agree, and am doing so

  • June 11, 2021 at 2:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Somerset, Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    I received this letter this morning. However,my ex husband has been harassing me through the mail and the letter was sent to my address with a fake business name (therein lies the harassment issue) but has my correct website address on the "invoice"...so I assumed it was his doing.

  • May 29, 2021 at 11:01 AM by an anonymous user from: Fulton, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    The letter on the website here looks the same. Look if you have a domain go to those you are hosted with and see if you have to renew if you did not select to auto renew your domain.

  • May 25, 2021 at 2:45 PM by an anonymous user from: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Scam letter received today. No mention of solicitation. Garbage people.

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