Monday, February 4, 2008

"My website is back"

After I posted my previous message about my website, I have received many emails and comments about the issue and offering helps. I am so touched, and thank you all very much from the bottom of my heart. It was turned out that a company named "Liberty Names of America" (LNA) tried sneakily to transfer my domain registration. My domain name scheduled to expire on 1/31/08. Prior to this date, I received a bill asking me to renew. Since my last renewal was many years ago, I did not recall exactly who I registered my domain name with, and the bill looked so real. I paid the bill and thought that my domain name would be good for another a couple of years. Last weekend, a friend sent email to me and mentioned that my website had been changed. I checked it immediately and saw a house selling site and my anti-virus flashed a warning for potential contamination. In order to protect your computers, I posted the warning to you. At the beginning, I really did not know what is going on. I spent many hours doing research based on the information from many of you. Finally, I figured out that “bill” I received is actually a piece of Junk mail. It didn’t renew my name and causes my site out of control. I googled the “Liberty Names of America” and saw many people talking about this scam. I called LNA and demand a refund. Now my site is back. It is safe. I hope my story can help some friends who are not experienced in this Cyber world.

6 comments:

David Quinn Carder said...

Good to hear!

Bruce Hedges said...
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Bruce Hedges said...

Thanks for the information. Now we are all a little wiser. I'm glad your website is back.

Dean H. said...

That had to be a really scary experience, Qiang....Glad all is well ! Now ...on with painting.

Tales of an Artist & his Travelers said...

I own several web sites and get these "bills" quite often. Renew this or that, pay now save $$$. I always call my hosting company first then disregard. I hate that you have to be socautious over everything.

Candy Barr said...

Glad you've straightened it out. Actually I did the same thing, paying Liberty of America after receiving their bill(and finally received refund).
They are legitimate, but deceptive in their billing practices, as the bold print suggests you owe them.
Congrats!