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Beware Of Two Domain Registrar Scam Emails

Postby Domain Name Guy » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:52 pm

It's been reported for the past maybe 3 days or so, but emails supposedly
from domain registrars eNom and Network Solutions have been making a
bunch of online rounds. Below are what you might get:


On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 23:25:34 +0300 we received a third party complaint of
invalid domain contact information in the Whois database for this domain.
Whenever we receive a complaint, we are required by ICANN regulations to
initiate an investigation as to whether the contact data displaying in
the Whois database is valid data or not. If we find that there is invalid
or missing data, we contact both the registrant and the account holder
and inform them to update the information.

The contact information for the domain which displayed in the Whois
database was indeed invalid. On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 23:25:34 +0300 we sent a
notice to you at the admin/tech contact email address and the account
email address informing you of invalid data in breach of the domain
registration agreement and advising you to update the information or risk
cancellation of the domain. The contact information was not updated
within the specified period of time and we canceled the domain. The
domain has subsequently been purchased by another party. You will need to
contact them for any further inquiries regarding the domain.

PLEASE VERIFY YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION - (link to subdomain instead of eNom)

If you find any invalid contact information for this domain, please
respond to this email with evidence of the specific contact information
you have found to be invalid on the Whois record for the domain name.
Examples would be a bounced email or returned postal mail. If you have a
bounced email, please attach or forward with your reply or in the case of
returned postal mail, scan the returned letter and attach to your email
reply or please send it to:

Attn: Domain Services
14455 N Hayden Rd
Suite 219
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

LINK TO CHANGE INFORMATION - (link to subdomain instead of eNom)

Thank you,
Domain Services

Network Solutions:

Dear Network Solutions Customer,

We recently notified you that the registration period for your Network
Solutions domain name had expired. As a benefit of having previously
registered a domain name(s) with Network Solutions, you are eligible to
receive a percentage of the net proceeds that were generated from the
renewal and transfer of the domain name you chose not to renew. Since you
have chosen not to renew the domain name listed below during the
applicable grace period, we were successful in securing a backorder for
this domain name on your behalf and it has been transferred to another
party in accordance with the Service Agreement.

Renew your domain now - (link to subdomain instead of Network Solutions)

You must click on the following link, enter your domain name, and confirm
your contact information in order to claim these funds. If your contact
information is not correct, you must enter Account Manager and make the
appropriate changes prior to clicking “submit” from the confirmation
screen. If you do not do this, you will be confirming inaccurate
information and will not receive any payment. Checks will only be made
payable and mailed to the Account Holder of record.


Network Solutions® Customer Support

DO NOT CLICK THE LINKS IN THOSE EMAILS. Those links are designed to
capture your domain login details, then later be used to compromise your
domain accounts.

If you did, however, contact your registrar ASAP. Depending on how soon,
they might be able to rectify it quickly.

Heads up.
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Postby robert adams » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:48 pm

yep, I got one the other day.

I don't even have any domains with network solutions so I knew it was a fake.

Back when I got my first domain name ( still have it by the way ) network solutions was the only game in town and it cost $35 a year.
I just checked and they are still charging the same. How crazy is that?

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