I have just received a letter from the "Domain Registry of America" (56 Gloucester Road, Suite 526, London SW7 4UB) requesting renewal payment for a domain name that I own. I have received letters from these people (or this person) in the past, and as far as I am aware this is nothing but a full blown fraud. The letter appears quite convincing, and has arrived at about the time that the domain name is genuinely due for renewal. What I would like to know is whether there is any person or body to whom this letter should be reported, and does anybody care in the first place? I will place this message in both the Web design forum and the Consumer Forum.
A contributor on the Consumerwatch Forum has found out that 56 Gloucester Road is home to a number of businesses, and the Domain Registry of America would appear to be a mailbox. There is obviously no connection with the American Embassy.