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There is another new scam being perpetrated against anyone that has registered a domain name. A disreputable company is harvesting email addresses from domain registration records and is sending what looks at first glance like a bill. This company is...
The following is yet another potential scam, sent to anyone with a registered domain name. It's meant to imply they are affiliated with the US Government (they aren't), and that you are in danger of missing out on "copyrighting" your domain name...
Is that a real notice, or is it dangerous? We've seen an increase in attempts to infect user's computers lately, but mainly they are easy to spot. Bad spelling, poor phrasing and basically appearing to have been hastily put together by someone who might...
We've recently come across a "phishing" scheme (phishing is a trick to get you to reveal information by pretending to be someone they are not) involving a request for you to verify FTP (file transfer protocol) passwords and usernames, and pret...
We've been seeing an increase in the number of scams related to domain name renewals, and the most recent one is particularly interesting. In it, the sender claims to be offering to renew your domain with your current provider, by paying through them (mor...
Domain Registry of America, Domain Registry of Canada, Liberty Names. Whatever name they go under, chances are you've heard from at least one of these, with dire warnings that your domain name is "about to expire" and that you can renew now to...
We've witnessed a new version of an old scam, in which the sender (domianren< dot >com) makes it look like you're receiving an invoice, when in fact it's an offer. The first half of the message leads you to believe your domain name is due for rene...
Registration Renewal Notice EmailIf you receive an email with the subject "Notification - Registration Registration", make sure you check who it's from. This one if from a company using the domain "urlregisdomai", and there are a num...
We've recently received a notice claiming to be from Cpanel (the control panel we use on our shared hosting servers), claiming a DNS issue. The link included in the email (www cpanel net/login) is definitely not to Cpanel (the actual link wrapped around t...
Received recently because of a new domain name registration (they're using automated scripts to find new registrations and potential victims), was the following message, claming potential late fees and more if I don't register the domain with the search e...
There are emails being received that purport themselves to be from Enom (a domain registrar) claiming that they've suspended a domain name you own. The ones we're seeing are NOT IN FACT FROM ENOM, but various email addresses and sources, and definitely no...
You may receive an email regarding one of your domains that tries to tell you there has been a "DNS propagation delay" on your domain. The email is purported to be from Cpanel, and has a title like "Action required: cPanel-YOURDOMAIN.TLD (cPanel-910491)"....