Posts Tagged ‘domain registration fraud’

Registration Proclamation — Domain Registration Fraud

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Let’s settle this once and for all:

You don’t get to “authorize” attempted registrations of domain names similar to the one(s) you own. If you register a domain, it’s yours. The other similar domain names are fair game unless you register them too.

Of course this fraud campaign would like you to think otherwise: more »

GoDaddy.com Order Confirmation – Fraud

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Large volumes of emails are being sent spoofing GoDaddy email transaction receipts. Messages generally arrive:

Subject:      GoDaddy.com Order Confirmation
From:     <sales@godaddy.com>

The sending address is spoofed, but you can bet GoDaddy is receiving countless bounced emails and hostile replies.

The email itself looks very well designed, and pulls actual images and graphics from GoDaddy’s servers:

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Domain Name Disputes

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

If you own a domain or are listed as one of the contacts for a registered domain, it’s likely that you’ve been notified at least once about a “domain name dispute”.

Domain name dispute fraud is an interesting breed of email fraud. These scams tend to originate in Asia and claim to be from an Asian domain registrar that is proactively notifying you that someone is trying to register your domain name on one or more Asian top level domains (TLDs).

They capitalize on the fact that a lot of domain owners know very little about what domain ownership entails or even how their domain got registered in the first place. Consequently the targets of this type of fraud are liable to believe that not registering with the Asian TLDs will dilute their brand.

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