Looking through the pile of old mail yesterday (the mail that I didn’t need to reply to, but kept for one reason or another) I have found a piece of mail received in 2009 when one of my domain names was coming up for renewal. The letter came from a company called Domain Renewal Group. As I glanced over the text of it, I instantly remembered why I kept this one — because I wanted to blog about it… Here’s that letter:
They were reminding me of the fact that my domain registration was about to expire, and offered to renew it… at $30 a year! Whoa there!! You mean it’s gonna cost me only 30 bucks to renew something that I can renew at $6.99 directly with the registrar?!
Then I tried to Google them, and this company seems to be so popular (in searches) that just upon typing in “domain renewal” Google suggests two key phrases directly related to Domain Renewal Group:
Not exactly the kind of popularity every brand would like, but the second one certainly explain a lot.