Domain Industry News, Shady Domain Practices October 28th, 2015
By Wael Abdelgawad | DomainerPro.com
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 007names.com 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
The following domain names have been suspended for violation of the 007NAMES INC.
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.