I reported iDNS to the post office a few months ago warning them that this company was doing improper … yes, even fraudulent activities. Technically they still within the legal bounds but in actuality, they are deceptive in their approach.
If you own a domain and you get a letter from iDNS watch out! The letter comes with a warning — “Domain Name Expiration Notice” which will scare the non-techies to send their credit card information to them.
The letter looks like this:
If you get this in your mailbox (not email box) relax. These guys just got your information through easily accessible data. That’s all the “authenticity” they can boast of. This is why they are able to fool a lot of people.
If you read the small print it says in Bold letters ” This notice is not a bill.” Then it reveals what they want you to do. They want you to TRANSFER your web hosting to them for 4 times the price you would normally pay.
They also include a return envelope (not even with a stamp — ie. you have to pay for your response letter to them so that they can screw you!) that is addressed to:
Internet Domain Services Inc
925 Bergen Ave., Suite #289
Jersey City, NJ 07306-3018
Obviously, you will want to burn that letter. Please warn all your friends.