Registrar NameJuice.com (“Brandon Gray”) has been behind the “Domain Registry of America” (DRoA) or “Domain Renewal Group” scam that sends domain name expiration letters all over the world asking for domain name renewals at the price of $35 per year.
The letter comes to your postal address from the public Whois database of registered domain names. The letter seems like a legitimate bill and says something like “Domain Name Expiration Notice”, but it is actually an agreement to transfer your domain from your registrar to their registrar by paying the $35 renewal fee.
As of 16 December 2013, BRANDON GRAY INTERNET SERVICES INC. (dba “NameJuice.com”) (“Brandon Gray”) is in breach of its Registrar Accreditation Agreement (“RAA”) with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) dated 12 February 2009 (“RAA”). This breach results from:
• Brandon Gray’s failure to maintain and make available to ICANN registration records relating to dealings with the Registered Name Holder, pursuant to Sections 3.4.2 and 3.4.3 of the RAA
ICANN requests that Brandon Gray cure the breach by 13 January 2014, 15 working days from the date of this letter, by taking the following actions:
• Provide ICANN with the registration data and written communications concerning the domain name <businesspotion.com> for the period 22 July 2013 to present, between Brandon Gray and the Registered Name Holder, including a copy of the registration agreement entered between Brandon Gray and the Registered Name Holder of the account.
If Brandon Gray fails to timely cure these breaches and provide the information requested by 13 January 2014, ICANN may commence the RAA termination process.