ParishesOnline.com, a division of ParishSOFT, recently received a complaint that a company known as DomainUSA, or Domain Name USA, is attempting to scam churches and consumers. Here’s how it works: DomainUSA sends a website owner a bill to renew the domain name registration for the ParishesOnline.com shortcut name, e.g. StMaryChelsea.ParishesOnline.com. DomainUSA makes it appear that due to a merger, you must now register this name through them. The problem is that DomainUSA has nothing to do with your domain name, in fact, they don't even register domain names. Domain USA provides domain name SEARCH ENGINE registration. Of course, many places are willing to submit your domain to search engines for free.
If you receive a letter from DomainUSA, DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY, it is a scam.
Thanks to The Fine Print blog for timely information about this scam. Click on the link below for more information.