Google's John Mueller: Domain Name Search Engine Registration Is A Scam

Jun 15, 2015 • 7:44 am | comments (29) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

TLDsJohn Mueller of Google posted yesterday on Google+ that Domain name search engine registration is purely a scam.

Most of you know this but to have someone from Google in the search team post about this is a good thing.

He said on Google+, "Ignore scams like Domain name search engine registration, which nobody needs -- your site shows up in search just fine without it."

John then went on to share a recent notification he received from on domain name registry company.

Here is the copy of the notice he received:

Attention: Important Notice , DOMAIN SERVICE NOTICE Domain Name:

ATT: Moniker Privacy REGISTRANT CONTACT: +1...

Response Requested By 29 - May - 2015


Attn: Moniker Privacy As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notification for your business Domain name search engine registration. This letter is to inform you that it's time to send in your registration.

Failure to complete your Domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may result in cancellation of this offer making it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web.

Privatization allows the consumer a choice when registering. Search engine registration includes domain name search engine submission. Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice it is a courtesy reminder to register your domain name search engine listing so your customers can locate you on the web.

This Notice for: will expire at 11:59PM EST, 29 - May - 2015 Act now!

Select Term and Package Here

Payment by Credit/Debit Card Select the term using the link above by 29 - May - 2015


The information in this letter contains confidential and/or legally privileged information from the notification processing department of the DomainRegList 1521 Alton Road Suite #464, Miami Beach, FL 33139 USA, This information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. If you do not wish to receive further updates from DomainRegList Unsubscribe here. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents for this letter is strictly prohibited.

These notifications are a scam, they are a waste of money and do nothing for your search rankings.

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