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Domain Name Purchase Scam

How the scam works:

You are trying to register a new domain name and, along with other add-ons that the registrar might give you in a package, such as e-mails, privacy, bandwidth, etc – you are offered a “domain appraisal” feature. They say the benefit is that the “domain appraisal” feature can evaluate your website at any time and keep you informed of its value. This is a real scam as you don’t need it.

How to avoid:

Create and nourish your website as well as you can. You can evaluate it yourself, using statistics offered by several great online services, such as Get Clicky (which became very popular lately for their easy and effective system - check their website HERE) or Google Analytics. Also, when you register your domain make sure to use reputable companies, such as or

You can check the availability of a new domain using the box below:

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