Is Domain Networks at domainnetworks.com a Scam or is it Legitimate?

Is Domain Networks at domainnetworks.com a Scam or is it Legitimate?

Can anyone tell me if Domain Networks located at domainnetworks.com is legitimate or a scam? The website, which claims to be an online directory listing for top websites from local businesses from around the world and appears to be around from 2002, is using an address used by another company. This is what makes me question the legitimacy of Domain Networks. If you have any information about Domain Networks, please share in a comment below.

About Domain Networks

Domain Networks at domainnetworks.com

(360) 842-0196

info@us-domainauthority.com

Domain Netwoks

530-B Harkle Road Ste 100

Santa Fe, NM 87505

info@domainnetworks.com

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  • November 8, 2022 at 11:13 AM by an anonymous user from: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    Why do our states and federal government allow this kind of company to operate? J

  • October 4, 2022 at 12:11 PM by an anonymous user from: DeKalb, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    they look very legit but is total scam.

  • September 28, 2022 at 2:33 PM by an anonymous user from: Missoula, Montana, United States

    Yes this is totally a scam that I fell for the first time. I was busy and not tracking that well and out of anxiety about loosing my site address. There paperwork looked correct but I was registered already with a different company.They rely on that reflex panic to get you to pay up. Sent an invoice to me again. First time shame on you, second shame on me so no thanks. You cant get money back form them once you have paid. I don't understand how they are allowed to stay in business.

  • September 25, 2022 at 3:23 PM by an anonymous user from: Riverside, Perris, California, United States

    Totally a scam, don't send any money. They send several fake "Invoices" per year, total scam.

  • September 18, 2022 at 7:02 PM by an anonymous user from: Laramie, Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States

    I found out from a friend driving to my house 15 hrs away, he tried to get directions.

    This was when I found out when he tried to Google maps and my place is registered “cowboy web hosting” I have no idea how this happened!

    I’m trying to look into my Social Security and they will not give me any information because they say I’m running a business!

    All I got was a voicemail as well. I’m gonna be one squeaky wheel. Any suggestions from anyone else? Please and thank you

  • September 8, 2022 at 12:59 PM by an anonymous user from: Waynesboro, Virginia, United States

    I don't believe that Domain Networks is an outright fraudulent operation, but they are definitely a scam in that they heavily promote their directory listing service as something that will help local businesses improve their marketing for their products or services, which they can not or do not actually do. And, they claim they will do so for an insane annual amount, generally $289 in the several invoice-looking letters I receive from them periodically. I have several business domains that I maintain, and the actual domain registration fees are paid through the web hosting providers I use for typically $25 to $35 annually. They do actually include your business in their "listing services" but that listing is worthless. No one looking for a local business will likely never see your listing for several reasons. First, no one looking for a local business would even know this "company" even existed to help them find the business they are looking for. Anyone would normally go to Google, Yahoo Search, Bing Search, etc., and search there to find the same, if not more information, about any business or business category you can imagine. Second, searching with any of the common search engines is so much easier than searching through Domain Networks listings. All domain networks is doing is sort of publishing a private version of the old telephone book Yellow Pages, and their only listed businesses will be those dumb enough to fall for their scam.

    The Yellow Pages, as well as all the search engines mentioned above, all list businesses in whatever area you are searching, and not just the ones who have bought a listing on Domain Networks.

    Bottom line - Domain Networks is clearly not claiming to be a domain registration company, and their so-called listing service is definitely a scam since it is promoting services that have none of the benefits they claim to provide to those who purchase a listing. They are simply trying to sell a listing service for an insane price to businesses who already are listed by all search engines at no cost at all, and they don't even do as good a job as the free search engines do.

    I also do not believe they intend to keep promoting their scam since their own domainnetworks.com domain is currently (September 2022) for sale.

  • September 7, 2022 at 4:48 PM by an anonymous user from: Sunbury Township, Budd, Illinois, United States

    In my opinion this is a fraud. I called them, only voice mail, only PO Box, they wanted me to send them $289 to renew my GoDaddy.com domain name that is $39.78 for 2 years. Confirmed with GoDaddy who informed me they were looking into this issue. Anyone can search and pick up domain names. Report them to the attorney generals office from the state they do business in, though they may changes offices, addresses, states each year.

  • September 1, 2022 at 9:09 AM by an anonymous user from: United States

    This SCAM bill comes every year - straight to the circular file #13.

  • September 1, 2022 at 8:37 AM by an anonymous user from: Madison, Wisconsin, United States

    Yes, it is definitely a scam.

  • August 27, 2022 at 10:33 AM by an anonymous user from: Ashburn, Virginia, United States

    Domain Networks

    PO Box 1280

    Hendersonville, NC 28793-1280

    Domain network marketing services scam is just that, it's a fake company trying to bilk sad sacks who aren't smart enough to realize they pay through their domains through an ISP (usually) and there isn't a need to make a payment to some third party.

    Chances are you've already paid for your URL and domain, not to mention web hosting through your usual suspects of BlueHost (bluhost.com), GoDaddy (godaddy.com), HostGator (hostgator.com), potentially even Square Space (squarespace.com), Wix (wix.com), Wordpress (Wordpress.com or Wordpress.org) or any number of you've already paid for your web domain or ISP, and probably for $10-20 though sometimes free to a few bucks to maybe $50. You'd almost never have to pay $289 to some company for your domain network. It's an absolute scam and, as others said, they should be shut down.

  • August 23, 2022 at 2:26 PM by an anonymous user from: Surprise, Arizona, United States

    TOTAL scam. Yes, they DO say they aren't domain registrars, but it's in small print and they are just plain shady. My clients freak out over these (and I have lots of clients so lots of freak out emails!).

    If you Google their "address" you'll see it's just a company registrar agent. No phone number and no proper contact address = RUN THE #^%$ AWAY! In their T&C they list a mailing address in NC. Can't get a lot more scammy/deceitful than that...

  • August 17, 2022 at 8:45 AM by an anonymous user from: Harris County, Houston, Texas, United States

    Different name, same scam. Why isn't the FTC putting them in jail?

  • July 7, 2022 at 10:13 AM by an anonymous user from: Woodway, Texas, United States

    A nasty scam. Same wording almost exact format but different logo and name here:

    https://support.tigertech.net/faq.cgi?action=image_display&name=domain-listings-scam&nocache=62c6f5ff000027bc

  • July 1, 2022 at 11:17 PM by an anonymous user from: Palm Springs, California, United States

    My Domain usually costs around $18.00 per year. $280.00 is definitely a red flag.

    How dumb do they think I am...

    • July 7, 2022 at 10:11 AM by an anonymous user from: Woodway, Texas, United States

      Very dumb. This is not a service for domain registration, it is a scam that 'list' your website on their page for $289. It is of no relevance to your comparison. Read the fake bill!

  • June 26, 2022 at 5:04 PM by an anonymous user from: West End, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    An absolute scam. They make a solicitation look like a bill, when it's all about charging you to be listed on their web site. Complete BS.

  • June 26, 2022 at 2:20 PM by an anonymous user from: Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States

    It's a complete scam. They sent what looks like a bill for a domain that I already own. Report them to the BBB in Western North Carolina.

  • June 21, 2022 at 12:55 PM by an anonymous user from: Mazomanie, Village of, Wisconsin, United States

    I also received a bill for the same amount that will be going into the shredder.

  • June 9, 2022 at 5:02 PM by an anonymous user from: Hawkins County, Surgoinsville, Tennessee, United States

    SCAM! I just received an invoice to renew my Domain that they do not manage or own. SCAM!

  • May 26, 2022 at 10:41 AM by an anonymous user from: Radnor Township, Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States

    Scam. And our government could really care less trying to stop this is been going on for decades.

  • May 4, 2022 at 3:50 PM by an anonymous user from: Hicksville, New York, United States

    Domainnetworks.com is a scam.

  • May 4, 2022 at 7:22 AM by an anonymous user from: South Royalton, Vermont, United States

    Scam. I received a fraudulent invoice from them recently, they do not host my domain name and wanted to charge me 3 times our normal cost.

  • April 30, 2022 at 3:04 PM by an anonymous user from: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

    In my opinion, it is a very unethical method they use to basically hijack your domain listing. They send u a notice that resembles an invoice with demands that u pay their huge fee to keep your domain actice or loose it by a certain date. The halarious part is that don't even control your domain? However, if u pay their fee and sign your domain over to these people, they will control it and the fees will continue to escallate!

    My advice is to take their invoice and stick it in the shredder and forget about them!

  • April 26, 2022 at 9:29 AM by an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

    Scam. On their website, they have a FAQ window that straight out explains what they are doing. They send mail contents that can only be described as a bill but call it a marketing advertisement. If anyone sends any money to them thinking it was a bill, I am more than sure they will have a tough time getting it back.

  • April 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM by an anonymous user from: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States

    It's a deceptive marketing scam to join their service, which apparently doesn't even renew your domain registration either (Even though it's written like one)

    It says:

    "We are not a domain registrar and we do not register or renew domain names"

  • April 18, 2022 at 2:51 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

    It's not really a scam, just an evil marketing ploy. It says "Marketing Services" in big bold letters in the upper right and "This is not a bill".

    • May 6, 2022 at 3:25 PM by an anonymous user from: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

      No where on mine does it say "THIS IS NOT A BILL". In fact it says "remit payment to:"

      But I did check into it before paying it.

  • April 16, 2022 at 6:30 PM by an anonymous user from: Moss Bay, Kirkland, Washington, United States

    Got snail mail from domain networks.com with what liked like a smartly outlined bill. My spouse was all over it being a scam. My donation isn't hosted by these yahoos. Don't fall for this scam.

  • April 15, 2022 at 12:18 PM by an anonymous user from: Sheridan, Wyoming, United States

    It’s a spam. I verified with the companies who actually holds my domain name.

  • April 15, 2022 at 8:02 AM by an anonymous user from: Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Florida, United States

    So I just did a little research they are NOT renewing your domain, it's a scam to trick you into think you are renewing. Look at the fine print (read section "Subscription Includes", it's a scam to trick you of course.

  • April 13, 2022 at 1:34 PM by an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

    Mailing address is North Carolina and the phone number is New Mexico 🤔

  • April 12, 2022 at 4:41 PM by an anonymous user from: Chaffee County, Buena Vista, Colorado, United States

    Total scam. They don't even exist on the web.

  • April 6, 2022 at 11:33 AM by an anonymous user from: Sciota Township, Laingsburg, Michigan, United States

    Scam! Throw the letter away if you get one.

  • April 5, 2022 at 11:05 AM by an anonymous user from: Bath County, Carloover, Virginia, United States

    Yep! Totally misleading! My site is not up for renewal until 2025 so it's bull. I like the one statement on the "bill" - "Return by date above to avoid offer expiration." HAHAHAHAHA!

    It also says on the back page that this is "not a bill - this is a solicitation."

  • April 4, 2022 at 11:30 AM by an anonymous user from: Penn Hills Township, Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, United States

    Complete scam. This is slimy marketing for a "service" that will not benefit a business in any way.

  • April 3, 2022 at 5:56 PM by an anonymous user from: Waitsfield, Vermont, United States

    Complete scam, definitely. Do not pay anything. Yes, they do inform you - eventually - that "this is not a bill", merely a solicitation, but the first thing you see beside your address in big bold letters is "please remit payment". Misleading? Deliberately so? Of course.

    They are sending out thousands upon thousands of these letters, so clearly enough people are falling for this that they're making money hand over fist (and have no compunction about wasting huge amounts of paper).

    As others have pointed out here, this is not web hosting or domain name registration; it's merely having your website maybe listed on their website (that no-one knows to look at).

    Now to try their "Do Not Contact" system. We'll see.

  • April 2, 2022 at 9:26 AM by an anonymous user from: Floyd, Virginia, United States

    Big scam! Stay away!

  • March 30, 2022 at 1:07 PM by an anonymous user from: Detroit, Michigan, United States

    I just got a bill for domain renewal from them. I gave been with my current domain registrar for nearly a decade, and my domain is not up for renewal for a year and a half.

    Scammers.

  • March 29, 2022 at 1:12 PM by an anonymous user from: Westlake Village, California, United States

    Domain Networks > OR < domainnetworks.com

    ABSOLUTE FRAUD or Scammers. They tried to get me to renew my domain for $289 - when it's only $17.99 on Dreamhost.com

    They will send you PDF, which by the way is made from an image, not a word doc. It's not editable, so that is a clue also. I tried to use my PDF edit tool to copy & paste the address or the text of the bill, but I cannot edit it because it was never LEGITIMATELY made from an original document.

    They show a PO box in Henderson, NC.

    BEWARE!

    • March 31, 2022 at 8:59 PM by an anonymous user from: Indio, California, United States

      I just received the same bill for the same amount $289.00

    • March 30, 2022 at 4:24 AM by an anonymous user from: Pontevedra, Vigo, Galicia, Spain

      SCAM BIG TIME! Stay away! They are so bad it's embarrassing... We use only Goddady why would a stupid invoice in the mail have any credibility.

  • March 27, 2022 at 1:42 PM by an anonymous user from: Random Lake, Village of, Wisconsin, United States

    Domain Networks is a SCAM! YOU DO NOT OWE THEM ANY MONEY. They send you a "bill" for a ridiculous amount of money to simply list your website, not to host it (which is what you probably thought at first). I doubt anyone looks at their directory, as other reviewers have stated. The most satisfying thing you can do is rip their bill up and throw it away.

    • March 29, 2022 at 9:31 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Redmond, Redmond, Washington, United States

      Thank you, the invoice looked suspicious

  • March 24, 2022 at 7:44 AM by an anonymous user from: Mountain View, California, United States

    They are a SCAM. If you read their "fine print" they clearly say they are a solicitation for listing and are not in the registration or renewal of domain names. Their solicitation makes you think you need to pay to keep your web address. In actuality you pay them and they "list" your company in their directory that no one uses. DO NOT PAY THEM ANYTHING!

    • March 28, 2022 at 12:10 PM by an anonymous user from: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

      thank you! I just received this thing in the mail. I hat scammers and fraudsters!

  • March 23, 2022 at 8:57 PM by an anonymous user from: Tyler, Texas, United States

    Absolute Scam. Don't pay them anything.

  • March 23, 2022 at 8:07 AM by an anonymous user from: East Peoria, Illinois, United States

    Total scam...looks like they are pretending to be your domain holder and billing for a renewal that actually puts your domain into a directory-if it even does that.

  • March 23, 2022 at 7:03 AM by an anonymous user from: Fulton County, Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States

    They sent me a request to pay for my domain, I don't remember every having to pay them for it. I think they are just skimming domains, finding out who owns them and asking you to pay hoping you will just pay it.

    • March 23, 2022 at 9:19 AM by an anonymous user from: New York, New York, United States

      same story. Probably a scam

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