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Domain Scams & Spams

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If you have your own domain name and/or website, you can expect to receive a large number of "special offers" related to your domain. The most common ones are:

Except for bulk emailing (aka spam) each of these things are genuine measures you can take to increase your site's performance... if they are undertaken by a genuine professional. However the picture isn't that simple. This brings us to the issue at hand...


Domain-Related Spam

The internet is rife with unscrupulous people wanting to take advantage of the unwary website owner. Virtually all the offers you receive in your inbox are SPAM! This means they are internet junk mail, sent to literally millions of email addresses at random. Spam is the scourge of the internet and you should never, ever do business with a spammer. If you do want to find a new provider or investigate different options, find them yourself (see below).

Every web company in the world knows that spamming is considered unethical. The only people who send unsolocited emails are those who don't care. Is this who you want to do business with?

Spammers use some amazing tricks to make their messages appear to be addressed to you personally, but don't believe it - it's all done with mirrors. A few examples:

The sad fact is that, almost without exception, none of these offers are from genuine, reputable companies. They have never visited your website, they know nothing about you. You're just a number in a database of millions. Reputable web companies do not send out mass email, they advertise through other means or contact you personally.

Note: Never reply to spam, even to unsubscribe. Most "unsubscribe" links do no such thing - they actually confirm that you are reading the spam and you get sent even more.


So How Do I Find A Genuine Provider?

As we said at the top of the page, most of the services in these offers are actually real measures which can help your site. The point is that they are being offered by unethical people who probably have no intention of providing good service. In order to find someone who really can help you...

Before doing business with anyone, check their reputation. Any good provider can give you references.

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