Is US Domain Authority a Scam?


US Domain Authority located at 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?

The US Domain Authority Letter

US Domain Authority

PO Box 2363

Hendersonville, NC 28793

(360) 842-0196

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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  • 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" 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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