A client received the domain name scam below last week. This solicitation is similar to scams targeting trademark owners – it looks official and it is has zero legitimate value. An “Annual Website Domain Listing on internet directory” — so what? No one uses or needs such directories (unless they are selling spots for money). The cost of $228.00 provides no actual value that I am aware of.

Don’t fall for this scam!

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86 thoughts on “Beware of scam from “Domain Listings”

  1. We just received an invoice today, July 17, 2018 and I was suspicious so I googled and found your post. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thank you for this post!! 7-20-18 I got one also….. didn’t remember this from the past so I searched my quickbooks for the name and didn’t see it. I then found your post on google 🙂

  3. Thank you for your post. I received the same “invoice”. I wish there was more protection from companies like this that scam folks out of their hard earned money. Well you know what they say about Karma…. Thanks again and God bless you.

  4. We just got our “invoice” in the mail today, and literally right after I got off the phone with our actual web domain provider, so thank you so much for the heads up! I hope no one truly falls for this scam!!

  5. Thank you for you post. I just received the exact the same invoice from Domain Listings just now. I was suspicious about this invoice cause I know that our company have never dealt with them in the past so I googled the company and found your post. Thank you so much greatly appreciate it.

  6. Just got this letter today.
    Thank you for posting – thought it was a little “weird.”
    You can’t trust anyone anymore.

  7. Our business got one of these letters. I filed a complaint with BBB.org and FTC.gov for deceptive and scam-y marketing practice. Report them to agencies where you can.

    Scammers gonna scam, I guess.

  8. We just received the same and, since I’ve never heard of them, I decided to check our records. Then I immediately did a search and found this scam warning. Boy, am I ever glad I did.

  9. Received it & saw this post. Disregard it. My question is since it is a scam and a PO BOX to mail. Why no action taken and arrested made ? I am pretty sure the PO BOX in under a company or person’s name. Can it not be trace ?

    Thank you.

    • Unfortunately, the letter clearly defines what the payment is for and that they are not a Domain Registry. Our Treasurer did not read it well and sent the payment in.

  10. Thank you for posting. This was sent to the homeless shelter where I work and we almost paid it (staff turnover, etc. led to new staff not even realizing this was NOT our legit vendor).

  11. Thank you so much for your post! I’m covering for our office operations manager while she’s out on maternity and we received this bill in the mail. I almost paid it, but remembered that domains tend to have a lot of fraud associated with them. With a quick google search I found your article and it was very helpful. Thanks again =)

  12. We just received one in the mail today as well! So very glad that someone was gracious enough to post this on the internet to keep the public informed of scams like this. Thank you!! It’s been shredded. 🙂

  13. I just got the letter and invoice today. I knew something was up, when they are not the people who host my domain. It does say right on the letter that you are under no obligation to pay and that its a solicitation.

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  16. We received one today, and received the same letter a year ago. Today’s letter is going to the same shredding box as last years letter

  17. Thank you for the post! I knew we had never paid this company before for our listing so I Googled and your post came up. Received ours 12/3/18 for services for 2019.
    BEWARE for sure! Looks very legit so could pass through and get paid!

  18. Got this letter recently. As I list with HostGator, this was obviously SUSPICIOUS>
    THESE PEOPLE SHOULD DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE LIKE DO SERVICE TO THE HOMELESS, OR PICK UP TRASH IN THE FAST LANE ON THE FREEWAY.
    JS

  19. Our company received this Jan 2019. Thank you for this post. I’m a little new to the job and was unsure whether it was legit or not.

  20. Our company got one today. I never heard of this company. Thank you for posting this. This is second scam our company has received.

  21. received this yesterday. Never heard of the company so i did not approve the payment. Googled it and the first result came up was “domain-listings.org scam” and here i am. People need better things to do!

    Thanks for posting this online!

  22. We just received this letter today. I knew that this company did not host our website, but a quick google search led me here, so thank you for warning people about this! Anything we can do to shut these people down?

  23. my company received one as well and i was skeptical to pay. I recall communicating with a rep that maintains our domain back in 2018 so i was surprised when this came in. I almost pay but my instinct wanted me to search online. Thank you so much. Shredder here i come!

  24. We received the letter on 2/15/19. Thanks for the information! It saved a lot of time, trying to determine the legitimacy of the letter/invoice.

  25. received same letter 2/19/19.. thanks for posting about this – my husband thought it was legit! makes me sad that a lot of people probably fall for this one.

  26. Just got one of this today – 2-21-19 – Thanks for making the public aware of this…. It looks legit, but I knew I’ve never received an invoice in the past so made me wonder… I searched their “Domain Listings, llc and found your link –

    Thanks again – saved me a lot of digging…

  27. I received a similar notice a few weeks ago and was dubious of it. Your post just confirmed my suspicion.
    Thanks so much!!!

  28. Yep, we just got one too..

    It’s a great scam for the thieves that are send this crap out.

    Note that the Return Address is:

    Domain Listings
    PO BOX 19607
    Las Vegas, NV 89132-0607

    Maybe it’s time we send some ‘crap’ back to them.

  29. Received this trash today. They are still at it. What a low life no good XXXXXX.
    I have been having my website for over 10 years so I didn’t fall for it. It has SCAM written all over it.
    I gave them a piece of my mind.

  30. We received the letter on April 11 and was dated March 8 and it said it was due April 14/19! what a scam! I’m glad I checked before paying to these thieves!

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