Back last December I got an invoice — er, sorry, a solicitation for services, cunningly disguised as an invoice — from this company for another domain I administer. I wrote it up as a blog post, shredding the invoice, oops, solicitation afterwards.
Well, they just sent me one for boyet.com, this here domain what you connected to for these pearls of wisdom from yours truly. And the price has gone up to $65! And still they'll accept checks only (because it's too easy for you to get your credit card company to reverse the charge if you pay them in error). Just says respectable company, doesn't it?
All for what, exactly? "Domain name submission to 25 established search engines." Be still my beating heart. "Initial and quarterly search engine positions and ranking reports sent to you by email." Swoon. Can't wait for them to promise submission to Twitter or some stupid "social media" pledge.
If you get one of these, dump it. It's a scam, in my opinion. It's also very annoying that they datamine whois to get administrator names and addresses, something that's prohibited by ICANN if I recall correctly.
Alex Reece - Jazz Master
(from The K&D Sessions Disc 1)