If you recently registered a new domain name at GoDaddy, you may have received an official sounding emails talking about “Search Engine Registration” or “Index Review Details” from companies like PremierSubmission or SubmitYourDomain.org.
The email probably looked like this:
Domain Name: [website name].com (Account #455533)
This email is being sent out to you because search registration for [your website].com is pending. Please register these domains to search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo ASAP to avoid late fees.Registering for search engines would help you show up in search results and increase your online presence.
I got these emails after registering a site with GoDaddy recently.
Don’t be scammed by these “Search Engine Registration” spam emails. “Registering” for search engines is not mandatory. They may look official by including using a sender named “Domain Registration,” listing an account number, and using official sounding words, but rest assured there’s no late fees (or fee) associated with submitting your site or not.
What they’re trying to do is scare you into using their submission service so they can submit your domain to “200+” search engines. They may do a great job doing it, but it’s not worth paying whatever they’re charging.
If the email didn’t trip any sensors with you, then the last line in the email should have triggered your bullshit detector:
Our services typically cost $397.00, but don’t worry – the offer I described to you is still available (but only for 2 more days)! Use the coupon SPECIAL9 and register box2sum.com for only $9.
That’s a hell of a discount. From the retail price of $397.00 all the way down to $9! You’re saving 4,400% off the regular cost!