[ga] Fwd: Re: DomainRegistryofAmerica???
From the openSRS list, for those who have gotten the fraudulent
renewal notices from Verisign, it may be a violation of US law, and
there is a mechanism for filing complaints with the US Postal
Inspectors. Read the message below for details.
William X Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The following is a forwarded message:
From: Robert L Mathews <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, March 25, 2002, 12:54:48 PM
As a followup, someone on SlashDot pointed out the official USPS
regulations for mail "that reasonably could be considered a bill,
invoice, or statement of account due, but is in fact a solicitation for
The requirement is that the following phrase must appear in at least
thirty point capital letters on the face of the notice: "THIS IS NOT A
BILL. THIS IS A SOLICITATION. YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PAY THE
AMOUNT STATED ABOVE UNLESS YOU ACCEPT THIS OFFER."
They even have a helpful example picture of what it should look like:
Clearly, both the Verisign and Domain Registry of America letters fail
this test by a wide margin, and are therefore illegal. If you get one and
you are a US resident, I strongly suggest reporting it; you can even do
The more people that complain, the faster the postal service will put a
stop to this.
Robert L Mathews, Tiger Technologies
"The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody
appreciates how difficult it was."
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