INDS domain name scam

If you have a registered domain name, its a good chance you have received an envelope in the mail from INDS. What INDS does is mails expiration notices to the owners of expiring domains before their domain registrar does. If you fill in the form and send them money you are agreeing to transfer the registrar to them (its in the fine print), from who you registered it with. You would still own the domain, but the registrar will change. The mailing looks very official and prompts many emails and phone calls wanting to know if this is something that needs to be done. You should simply discard the mailing and wait for the actual registrar to contact you regarding renewal. Other scams come from Chinese registry services stating that you are in violation and the US Domain Name registrars which looks like official government business.

 

Browser Cache

Browser Caches are a helpful way of speeding up frequently visited web pages. They store files, images and supporting scripts so that your browser does not have to recreate pages from scratch overtime you visit a page often. The problem occurs when a page changes and the browser does not see that change and displays old data. Clearing your web browser’s cache, cookies, and history may remove some data that you wish to keep.

  • In most computer-based web browsers, to open menus used to clear your cache, cookies, and history, press Ctrl-Shift-Delete (Windows) or Command-Shift-Delete (Mac). If this doesn’t work, follow the appropriate instructions below.
  • If you don’t see instructions below for your specific version or browser, search your browser’s Helpmenu for “clear cache”. If you’re unsure what browser version you’re using, from the Help menu or your browser’s menu, select About [browser name]. In Internet Explorer and Firefox, if you don’t see the menu bar, press Alt.

Clearing your web browser’s cache, cookies, and history may remove data such as the following:

  • Saved passwords
  • Address bar predictions (e.g. Chrome, Firefox)
  • Shopping cart contents, etc.

While you should clear your web browser’s cache, cookies, and history periodically in order to prevent or resolve performance problems, you may wish to record some of your saved information first. If you are unable to do so, see Troubleshooting alternatives below.

For information about your web browser’s cache, cookies, and history, see the following Wikipedia pages:

Troubleshooting alternatives

If you need to clear your cache, cookies, and history for troubleshooting purposes, but aren’t yet prepared to lose the content listed above, you may wish to consider using a private browsing window in your preferred browser as a temporary solution. For instructions, see:

Email pitfalls

It is the default way to communicate in business, but with comes the pitfalls. Spammers have become very resourceful in phishing for valid email address, and most websites that provide a free service collect email list and sell them to make their dollars.

So turn the spam filter up and try to avoid these common mistakes:

1. Avoid using aliases. The more mail servers email has to go through, the more it looks like spam and the more places troubles can occur.

2. Avoid “re:”, :fwd:” in subject lines. These are one mark against you in the spam filter check list.

3. Avoid send mail to multiple addresses in the same email. Viruses do this and the filters can block the mail and lock down your ability to send because of it.