If you own a domain name with a generic extension (.com, .net. org, .info, .biz), you’ve probably already received letters from Domain Registration of America. They look like invoices for domain registration renewal, but are in fact requests for domain transfer – if you sign and pay you’re stuck with their higher fees.
A similar controversial business is being run by Trademarkpublisher.info, sending out invoices to trademark owners. I received an invoice of €795 (for a Benelux trademark that I no longer own). (more…)