The part of this scam email that is designed to get you to act without giving what you are doing any thought at all is where they state that, “your domain name is being used for spamming and spreading malware”.
Choosing a domain name may appear to be a simple process however there are a few things you need to know first.
Your first instinct might be to pick up a .com or .org and simply provide duplicate content with country-specific grammar. While this is actually a good idea, it’s also death for SEO. Duplicate copy is considered spam in SEO best practices, and doing so will likely knock both sites down to the bottom of search results. It’s a tough call, but you might want to permanently switch to a dot-com domain and ensure any trace of the dot-au is out of the picture.
Always keep your domain name short, meaning less than twenty characters. It’s much easier for people to remember short domains and can be easily jotted down. A long domain name that consists of four words or more is too long for someone to remember. Remember, people don’t want to spend too much time trying to search for the correct domain on search engines.