Beware this Malware / Phishing Scam Targeting Domainers

Domain Industry News, Shady Domain Practices October 28th, 2015

Beware this domain name phishing scam

By Wael Abdelgawad |

There’s a new and widespread phishing scam going around, and it targets domain name owners. You get an email that appears to be from your registrar. I know for certain that Moniker and domains are being targeted, and most likely others as well.

The domain name will “alert” you that your domain is being suspended for unspecified violations. There is a link to click on to learn precisely what violations you committed. DO NOT click on the link. It will install malware on your computer.

Here is an example of the emails being sent:


Date: October 26, 2015 at 6:56:28 PM CDT
Subject: Domain [redacted] Suspension Notice

Dear Sir/Madam,

The following domain names have been suspended for violation of the 007NAMES INC.
Abuse Policy:

Domain Name: [redacted]
Registrar: 007NAMES INC.
Registrant Name: Your Name

Multiple warnings were sent by 007NAMES INC. Spam and Abuse Department to give you
an opportunity to address the complaints we have received.

We did not receive a reply from you to these email warnings so we then attempted to
contact you via telephone.

We had no choice but to suspend your domain name when you did not respond to our
attempts to contact you. Up for Auction

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Update: The domain sold for $1,100, which I feel is a decent price for a (all consonants). I’m not sure why there was such interest from Chinese buyers. I guess we’ll find out one day.


The domain name is up for auction.

The bid is still fairly low (below $1,000). This is a premium 4-letter dot com domain that receives consistent type-in traffic and (for some reason) has attracted a lot of attention from Chinese buyers over the years.

Four-letter dot coms will always be valuable. They are an excellent investment as they only increase in value. This is even more true for two-letter and three-letter dot coms, but those can be prohibitively expensive. A four-letter dot com can give you the entry into the market that you need to make a profit without breaking the bank.

Put in your bid now and happy bidding!

Wael Abdelgawad |