The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has received reports of an online scam, wherein “renewdomain.ca” is sending out fake email renewal notices to .CA Registrants. “Renewdomain.ca” is not a CIRA Certified Registrar and is fraudulently posing as the Registrant’s Registrar in an attempt to obtain payment from the Registrant. The email identifies the recipient’s domain name and that it is about to expire. The recipient is then directed to renew the domain by clicking on a link that leads to a “renewdomain.ca” PayPal payment page.
CIRA has worked with the offending website’s Registrar and the site is now shut down. CIRA is continuing to work with PayPal in an effort to shut down the fraudulent payment page.
All .CA Registrants should ignore these emails and not provide payment.