Domain Name Renewal Scam

Federal Trade Commission's National 'Do Not Call' RegistryIf you happen to receive any letters, phone calls or emails from “Domain Registry of America” warning you that your domain name is about to expire, you may safely ignore them.

The best thing to do is toss the letter, report the telemarketing call to the FCC (at ) or delete the email.

We see spam from that company often and the letters are particularly misleading. Unless you read it very carefully and examine the fine print, the letter makes it sound like you’ll loose your domain name if you don’t register with them.

For the record, Frutke does provide domain registration and renewal services for our clients, but is in no way associated with “Domain Registry of America”.

We also like pizza (also just for the record).


No doubt, you’ve seen a bit of media buzz surrounding the Heartbleed bug. As usual, xkcd explains it extremely well.
It impacts nearly every website you use where you have a login (like Gmail, Facebook, your bank,, etc.).

If you’re not already using a password manager, please consider KeePass or LastPass.

We’ve been using KeePass for years, have 695 passwords securely saved and I only have to remember one password to access them all.

Their website puts it best: “KeePass… helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key file. So you only have to remember one single master password or select the key file to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).”