If you have ever bought a domain name, you’ve probably received an email with that same (or very similar) text in the subject line. Rest assured, it is spam. One thing is for certain: almost every email you get regarding your domain name, you can ignore. Unless the email is from the company which you bought the name, it is spam, scam or phish. And even then, don’t click any links. The scammers may make the email look like it is from your registrar.
Most of these type of emails will say you have a limited time to confirm, protect, or -fill in blank- your domain name. The email is designed to play on your impulse to solve the problem quickly and click.
If they are not scamming you then they are trying to sell you something that you don’t need. Look at this email below: click it to enlarge
You will notice the spammers in this one I received made no attempt to hide the fact that they are from some web company (see return email address and link url). They also use strong threatening language like “failure to do so will result in bla bla bla..” or “Do not discard this message..”. This one in particular is designed for the newer domain name purchaser who is essentially a novice in this area.
Lead Developer at Olympus Web. I started this company in 2002. I specialize in Search Engine Optimization and building websites for small businesses.