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Internet Domain Name Services (IDNS) Reports & Reviews (43)

Victim Location 76430
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

The notice states the domain name of our business will expire on a specific date and offers renewal for domain name on a 1, 2, or 3 year term.

Victim Location 72687
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

I am an internet domain name holding business owner who has been successfully registered for 18 years and suddenly I get this letter in the mail saying my domain is in the rears and that I need to hurry up and spend an exorbitant amount to them to maintain my registration.

I have instant live access to the status of my internet domain conditions through my provider who is also my registrar and all of my accounts are well paid up.

This is a shameless fraudulent scam to extort money from panicky short sighted individuals and it is predatory and malicious profiteering against the general public at large.

Victim Location 55119
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

I received a letter from iDNS stating " as a courtesy to domain name holders we are sending you this notification of the domain name registration that is due to expire in the next few months.

Victim Location 80238
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Received a mailing from this company stating my domain name was up for renewal and that I needed to send payment. While there was print

Victim Location 55731
Total money lost $80
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

My client has her domain registered with another company and she received an email from Internet Domain Name Services saying that it was "time to renew your domain" (it was not-- it's paid up through January 2018 at A DIFFERENT DOMAIN company) and they charged her $40 per year for TWO YEARS and her current registrar charges less than half of that for two years. She thought this email was from her current registrar. Thankfully her domain is locked and they couldn't steal it, but I had another client LOSE HER DOMAIN like this (because the phishing registrar locks the domain and you have to buy it to recover it) and have to pay thousands of dollars and take legal action to get it back.

WARNING Internet Domain Name Services is a SCAM.

Victim Location 83642
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Sends an official looking letter with a notice that my domain name is going to expire. They evidently use the whois.icann.org services to discover my domain information and address.

Technically, they do not claim to be the current registrar but the letter is worded in a way that makes one think that they must renew through iDNS services to avoid losing the domain.

In reading other customers' experiences dealing with iDNS I have serious doubts that they actually provide a domain registration service -- it seems to be a complete scam with no attempt at providing the said registration.

Victim Location 96160
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

iDNS is a scam. They mine Whois data and send out letters to mailing addresses in your domain name contacts. The letters claim that your domain name registration is expiring soon and must be renewed through them. The letters use scare tactics to get you to pay up for a renewal. Problem is they are not the registrar of the domain name and their prices are 4-5x more than the legimate registrar.

They have been in operation for years and still nothing has been done to stop these scammers. See here: http://kimballrexford.com/idns-internet-domain-name-services/

Victim Location 94610
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

iDNS sent me something that closely resembles a bill, with space to enter my payment info and send it back to them. When I read more closely I discovered that it is not charging me for something, but more asking me to switch my internet domain registration service over to their company.

This is not something I need; my current domain registration service works great.

Also, the cost is higher than what I am currently paying.

When I called to talk with them on the phone, I spoke once before he replied rudely and hung up on me.

I tried to call back, went through the automated system, was waiting on hold, then they hung up on me.

Do not switch your domain registration service to iDNS. It's unnecessary, just use your current domain registration service. It's expensive, your current domain registration probably costs much less. Their customer service is horrible!

Additionally, look up the address--it's a UPS store! They don't even have an office. It's probably a complete scam. I wouldn't be surprised if they don't even do domain registration services, but just steal people's money.

Victim Location 46307
Total money lost $180
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

IDNS----BUYS INTERNET LISTS AND SENDS OUT TRANSFER PAPER WORK---WITH YOUR DOMAIN NAME--

IF YOU DO NOT USE THEM, THEN THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT YOU COULD LOSE YOUR DOMAIN NAME IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER IN TIME AND THINGS EXPIRE ---

THEY ARE TOTAL JERKS ON THE PHONE...

LET'S SAY YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED...DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THESE PEOPLE UNTIL YOU TOTALLY CHECK THEM OUT BECAUSE YOUR DOMAIN NAME MIGHT ALREADY BE COVERED --THEY SKIRT LAWS------AGAIN DO NOT USE THEM!!!!!!

Victim Location 91381
Total money lost $45
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

I've a bill to pay for my domain name last year and I've sent a check to recognize that I normally renew via website not with mailed invoice.

Yesterday, I've received another bill so I decided to report this fake invoice.

Victim Location 11901
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

This company, IDNS somehow got my business information and sent me an official looking warning that my business Domain Name was about to expire and that I can pay for it before it expires. They got my information on when my Domain was going to expire. I called up my regular hosting company and they found this to be phishing and a scam. My hosting company is big and well known. They told me to never pay anything like this and they only want the money. I called up this company after searching for their number on the Internet. I called to inquire about this letter and I was rudely told that I had to pay online. This man proceeded to verbally attack me telling me I didn't read the letter and I missed everything! Really? That was the first 'red light' that went off! I called back after speaking to my regular host site company, and again not only was this man so rude to me on the phone and raised his voice he told me he didn't want my business! ha, really. Ok, don't worry, that will never happen. I warn business owners out there and anyone who has a website, do not do business with IDNS. They are not up to snuff and cannot handle being asked questions.

Victim Location 46204
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

My company owns a domain with several extensions that redirect to the main site. We received a letter asking to pay to renew the domain. It is already paid up for several more months (we manage all extensions via godaddy). The letter also noted an "available" domain that we can buy that we also already own. We did not send any payments; we figured out the scam immediately (though my boss, who received the letter, almost approved payment while I was out for the morning at a meeting).

Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Received unsolicited form letter from IDNS called "Domain Name Expiration Notice". Text of letter states "As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notification of the domain name registration that is due to expire..." "You must renew your domain name to retain exclusive rights to it on the Web, and now is the time to transfer and renew your name from your current Registrar to Internet Domain Name Services. Failure to renew your domain name by the expiration date may result in a loss of your online identity making it difficult for your customers and friends to locate you on the Web." This is a scam that tries to get owners of domains to send their credit card information to IDNS. The letter and return envelope look very official. PLEASE stop this scam.

Victim Location 98125
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Received unsolicited form letter from idns called "Domain Name Expiration Notice". Text of letter states "As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notification of the domain name registration that is due to expire..." "You must renew your domain name to retain exclusive rights to it on the Web, and now is the time to transfer and renew your name from your current Registrar to Internet Domain Name Services. Failure to renew your domain name by the expiration date may result in a loss of your online identity making it difficult for your customers and friends to locate you on the Web."

This is a bogus mis-leading claim that tries to get owners of domains to transfer their registration to idns for an extremely high fee, plus adds multiple year options for a higher fee, and offers the same domain name with different endings to get even more money from the rightful owner of the domain.

Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Arnaque: iDNS ou DROC veut renouveler frauduleusement vos domaines

Peut-être avez-vous reçu, ou recevrez-vous un message provenant de Domain Registry of Canada (DROC), Brandon Gray Internet Services Inc. ou de iDNS (Internet Domain Name Services) vous indiquant qu'il est temps de renouveler votre nom de domaine.

Attention! Ces compagnies sont frauduleuses!

En lui répondant, vous risquez de perdre votre nom de domaine à leur profit, en plus de leur donner une somme d'argent qui ne leur est pas due.

Pour vous en prémunir, lisez bien ce qui suit. https://zone.votresite.ca/-/0d2yacG8GB/

Victim Location 94304
Total money lost $180
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Received an invoice to renew our domain name. Didn't check our records of where we originally bought the name so paid it via mail, which was a mistake. Then I got an email saying

"In order to complete the transfer and renewal, we require the Authorization Code/EPP Key from your current registrar. Please contact your current registrar , Register.com, Inc. and ask them for the Authorization Code/EPP Key, and to UNLOCK your domain name. Once done please notify us that you have done so by replying to this email with the Authorization Code/EPP Key."

Seemed very strange that I needed to complete this step. When I called register.com, they told me that IDNS is a scammer.

Victim Location 95032
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

I got a letter saying the domain such and such was about to expire, act now urgency and asking for exorbitant high prices for renewal. But it's not a renewal I never used iDNS.

Victim Location 76442
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

We received a letter stating our domain name was going to expire. The company presented itself like we need to send money to keep it active and avoid losing our domain address. I called to get clarification on the letter and the man was extremely rude and refused to give me his name. This company doesn't even own our domain name but presents in the letter that they do. STAY AWAY AND DON'T GIVE THEM MONEY!!!

Victim Location 80033
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

This is a company that uses "Domain Slamming" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_name_scams#slamming) to lure victims into paying domain name services fees that are not required.

Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Received a renewal notice in the name that stated our domain name was expiring.

I knew then was not the company we buy our domain from to I looked into the business name online and its is a scam

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