Bought a new domain, the effects in the web are incredible…

I wrote in the post “What do you think: aggressive sales campaign or fraud?” about the attempt to impress and scare me of losing my domain. Now, I bought a new domain which was free in Internet. I watched this domain for two years to become available again, after i lost it because of a bad ISP. Minutes later I started to get emails related to the above mentioned campaign: Attention: Important Notice , DOMAIN SERVICE NOTICE Domain Name: ATT: Sorin Mustaca Response Requested By 19 – Oct. – 2015 PART I: REVIEW NOTICE Attn: Sorin Mustaca 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…

What do you think: aggressive sales campaign or fraud?

What do you think after you quickly read this letter? What makes this email special: addressed to me, using the data from the domain registration (mandatory things, which my registrar added) uses my domain name A lot of red text written in capitals special keywords like “notice”, “important”, “notification”, “expiration”, “act”, “immediately” has a clear deadline on it First time I read it I went very quickly and I thought that they try to take over my domain by requiring me to “prolong” the registration with them. This would have required to transfer the domain to them and then pay yearly fees to them.   Very well done, I have to say. But, if you read it carefully, you see that it doesn’t actually offer you to prolong the registration of the domain! It is an offer to purchase automatic submission to search engines for 64$.   The URLs in the email are specially created for domain. After I changed the URL to not point to my domain, it looks like this:   So, is this an aggressive sales campaign or is it a fraud?      

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